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 Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training:

Provincial legislation requires that ALL employees at Thorneloe University must complete a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program (see “The Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation” [O. Reg. 297/13]). For more information on this training, please see the attached information bulletin.

This mandatory training may be done online (http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/elearn/worker/index.php) and must be completed as soon as reasonably possible. It should take no longer than 45-60 minutes to complete. At the end of the training, you will receive a “Proof of Completion” certificate. 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)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Training:

All Thorneloe University staff and faculty (full-time and part-time) are required by law to complete WHMIS training. This may be done by watching a WHMIS training DVD, which can be borrowed from Susan Moores (smoores@laurentian.ca).

The Policy on Occupational Health and Safety

(effective August 24, 2015), in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, can now be found on LUNET. Please follow the link below to view the Policy.


If you have any questions, please communicate with Mr. John Benoit, Manager, Occupational Health and Safety, Human Resources and Organizational Development.

Thorneloe Executive Compensation Program


Fire Emergency Plan PDF Last revised October 2006

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