Policies, Procedures and Training

Policies, Procedures and Training

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA):

Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), all faculty and staff at Thorneloe University (including part-time sessional faculty, and other part-time staff) must complete the following training requirements:

  • Accessible Customer Service (Phase 1)
  • Ontario Human Rights Code as it relates to the AODA and to people with disabilities (Phase 2)

Both training requirements (Phase 1 and Phase 2) are available on Desire2Learn (D2L), found under “Quick Links” on LUNET or by selecting https://d2l.laurentian.ca/, using the self-registration option.

For further information, please consult Thorneloe University’s Policy on Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (PDF)

In addition, the AODA requires that all Thorneloe University faculty (both full-time and part-time) read through the following guide: Accessibility in Teaching: Strategies & Requirements for Supporting an Accessible Learning Environment (PDF)

Once you have completed the required training, please notify Susan Moores (smoores@laurentian.ca) so we can keep a record of your completion.

Other AODA Policy Documents
AODA and Procuring Goods and Services

When procuring goods and services, Thorneloe University will incorporate accessibility criteria and features. Where applicable, procurement documents will specify the desired accessibility criteria to be met and provide guidelines for the evaluation of proposes in respect of those criteria. Where it is impractical for Thorneloe University to incorporate accessibility criteria and features when procuring or acquiring specific goods and services, the President will provide a written explanation, on request.

Harassment and Discrimination Policy:

(Effective June 13, 2005) Thorneloe University is committed to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge by providing an environment free from harassment and discrimination.

Thorneloe University Harassment and Discrimination Policy (PDF, updated August 2016)

Mandatory Training for all Employees:

All employees are required to complete training in Health and Safety Awareness, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), and Harrasment and Violence Policies and Programs. This may be done by completing the “OHS Required Training for all Employees” course at https://d2l.laurentian.ca (under “Self-Registration”).

Please print out the certificate and send a copy to Susan Moores (smoores@laurentian.ca).

Violence in the Workplace Policy:

(Effective June 15, 2010) The management of Thorneloe University is committed to the prevention of workplace violence and is ultimately responsible for worker health and safety. We will take whatever steps are reasonable to protect our and other affiliated individuals from workplace violence from all sources.

Violence Prevention in the Workplace (PDF)

The Policy on Occupational Health and Safety

(effective April 4, 2017), in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, please review Thorneloe University’s Health and Safety Policy (PDF).


Fire Emergency Plan PDF Last revised October 2006

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