AODA Committees

Mohawk College Strategic Framework for Accessibility

In recognition of Mohawk's commitment to accessibility and our ongoing efforts to ensure barrier free and inclusive access for all, accessible and inclusive physical, learning and social environments; and to ensure the input and feedback of persons with disabilities/accessibility needs are heard, the College consults the following committees.

AODA Steering Committee

The AODA Steering Committee is a centralized committee of management, academic, support staff and students with the function of administering, reviewing and guiding an integrated, strategic approach to accessibility planning at Mohawk College. The committee monitors the risks, quality and timeliness of accessibility initiatives and establishes benchmarks.

The AODA Steering Committee governs AODA administration and management, with the responsibility to ensure the AODA legislation compliancy requirements are current, communicated and complied with. The Committee assumes ownership for establishing compliancy guidelines and leadership and is accountable to the Mohawk Executive Group (MEG).

AODA Steering Committee provides clear guidance on how the College achieves the applicable obligations and responsibilities under the AODA and its Standards by the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equitable access to opportunity.

Maxine CarterChief Equity & Inclusion Officermaxine.carter2 [at] (maxine[dot]carter2[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Megan MascarinChief Human Resources Officermegan.mascarin [at] (megan[dot]mascarin[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)

Student Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Student Accessibility Advisory Committee is a joint effort between students and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion office and is a voluntary student body that has been established to assist the College in identifying barriers that impact students with disabilities and recommending measures to remove and prevent barriers.

The Committee voices concerns and informs initiatives relating to accessibility and includes students with disabilities, MSA Appointed board members and Manager, AODA & Accessibility Initiatives. Two student chairs are appointed yearly.

If you would like to become a member or submit ideas for discussion by the committee, please send an email to equityandinclusion [at] (equityandinclusion[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca.)

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Consultant

The UDL consultant provides input from the Centre for Teaching and Learning Innovation among other departments on embedding UDL in curriculum design and learning management systems.

The consultant reports on targeted, timely and innovative UDL professional development opportunities to inform educators of UDL and its capacity to reduce or eliminate the need for accommodations and support more authentic and inclusive assessments. Mohawk College has built UDL into its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan because of its capacity to support all learners.

To learn more about Mohawk College's commitment to EDI and how UDL supports these goals, review Mohawk's Commitments and Action Plan webpages. To delve deeper into UDL as an EDI commitment, review the Expand Use of UDL and Use of Accessibility Tools webpage.