Access Centre


Access Centre

To collaborate with teachers, staff, and outside agencies in order to assist students who have been diagnosed with sensory, neurological, physical, and/or psychological conditions that require accommodations.

Our team is dedicated to the empowerment of our students. Our goal is to help our students become autonomous and self-regulated learners in preparation for their future academic, professional, social, and personal endeavours.

Who We

Students who present appropriate documentation* addressing disabilities such as:

· Mental Health Disorders
· Hearing and Visual Impairments
· Physical Disabilities
· Learning Disabilities
· Neurological Disabilities
· Medical Conditions

* Type of appropriate documentation includes: full medical, psychiatric, and or psycho-educational assessment.


John Abbott College is committed to ensuring that all students have equal access to its programs and services. If you are requesting accommodations, you can print this form Student Accommodation Request Form, complete it and return it along with supporting documentation:

By mail: Access Centre, John Abbott College, 21 275 lakeshore, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (Quebec) H9X 3L9
By Email:

Or you can fill and submit the online form below.
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The documentation provided by the student will be analyzed so as to determine the appropriate accommodations.

DEADLINES to request accommodations

  • Students admitted for August (Fall entry) – due June 1.
  • Students admitted for January (Winter entry) – due January 1.

Student Accommodation Request Form

Student Information
  • In order to evaluate appropriate and necessary accommodations, please submit supporting documentation detailing your specific diagnosis and/or condition from a qualified professional (i.e., doctor, psychologist, speech and language pathologist, audiologist). Please note that although helpful in evaluating appropriate and necessary accommodations, Individualized Education Plan (IEPs) from High School are not sufficient. * Upload does not work with the browser Internet Explorer
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  • Upon reception and review of these documents, the Access Centre will contact you to schedule a mandatory in-person meeting prior to the start of the semester. Any information provided to the Access Centre will be kept confidential. This information is required in order to determine appropriate and necessary accommodations at a college level. Consent to divulge any information to a third party will be discussed at the mandatory in-person meeting. During the intake meeting, you and your Access Centre contact person will determine which accommodations and resources you could have access to. The intake meeting usually lasts between 45 minutes to an hour. Additional comments/information you would like to provide:


· Individualized assessment of academic needs
· Emergency evacuation protocol
· Priority registration
· Study skills strategies
· Exam invigilation
· Online exam booking module
· Note taking services
· Time management strategies
· Differentiated learning materials
· Specialized equipment and software


Please feel free to contact us:
514-457-6610 x5398
Access Centre H-129