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SHIFT is Toronto Metropolitan University's orientation program for incoming students with disabilities.

Open to all students with disabilities entering any Ontario post-secondary institution for the 2023-2024 academic year, SHIFT offers sessions that guide students through transitioning to post-secondary with a disability.

SHIFT sessions provide information to students and parents/support persons about navigating Academic Accommodation Support (AAS). Students have an opportunity to learn from AAS staff and connect with students with similar experiences. 

SHIFT is excited to offer hybrid programming! Students can choose to attend SHIFT either virtually or in-person on Toronto Met campus!  

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SHIFT will be offered four times over the summer!

Sign up for the date that works for you:

  • July 12th, 2023 (Virtually on Zoom)
  • July 19th, 2023 (Virtually on Zoom)
  • August 17th, 2023 (In-Person on TMU Campus)
  • August 22nd, 2023 (In-Person on TMU Campus)

SHIFT Session Topics

  Session 1: 
Welcome & Introduction

Welcome to accessibility services at TMU!

 Session 2: 
Academic Values

Explore what you might value in your academic journey and what kind of support you would want from accessibility services as you enter into post secondary.

  Session 3: 
Introduction to AAS

Hear from the director of AAS as he welcomes you to TMU, and then join us for an overview of Accessibility Services including who works at AAS and how to register. Connect with the SHIFT team for a Q&A session to finish!

 Session 4: 
Get to Know the TMU Campus

Let’s map our campus together, plus find out how to book an accessible campus tour.


  Session 5: 
Carousel Q& A

Listen, ask questions and connect with TMU student groups as well as other helpful university services!

  Session 6: 
Financial Support

Find out what financial support may be available to you as a student with a disability, what the money can be used towards, and how to apply for it.

Please note: this session will be primarily relevant for students who are Ontario residents. 

Our 1-hour virtual Parent* Webinar will provide you with information regarding the transition from high school to post-secondary education, registering with Academic Accommodation Support, and your role in supporting your TMU student!

Register for the date that works for you:

  • June 13th, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • July 13th, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • August 9th, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

* "Parent" refers to parent(s), guardian(s), and/or support persons

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