Canadore College Policies

General Policies


Protecting Human Rights In Support Of A Respectful College Community

Pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, everyone has the right to learn and work in an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination on all prohibited grounds: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family status, same sex partnership status or record of offences.

It is the responsibility of every member of the college community to help create an environment that is free of harassment and discrimination. Work and learning are best performed in an environment of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and rights of every individual.

In accordance with the Human Rights Code, Canadore College commits to providing a learning and work environment that promotes positive attitudes, values, behaviours and practices among its students, staff, governing bodies and community. As articulated in “A Policy Framework for International Activities at Canadore College” and the “Framework for Relationships with First Nations and First Nation Students on Education and Training at Canadore College”, the College also commits to a learning and work environment that is respectful of cultural diversity.

Please see full policy below.
Guidelines for Creating a Respectful Environment

Smoking on Campus

The College provides a smoke-free learning and working environment. Designated outdoor smoking areas have been established on our campuses.

Campus Safety

At Canadore College, the safety and security of students and staff are a prime concern. Through special initiatives and audits, we strive to keep our surroundings comfortable and safe for everyone. A Campus Walk service operates from Monday to Friday, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. to escort people to and from their vehicles and/or The Education Centre residence. The Campus Walk service is also available at the Commerce Court Campus, from Monday to Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

For access during coverage hours, call 494-9192 (Education Centre) or 840-5091 (Commerce Court). Emergency telephones, which have a direct connection to the Security Office, are located at both ends of the Education Centre complex and in our parking lots. All pay telephones in the buildings have free access to 911 and The Security Office. A Whistle Program is promoted and safety whistles are available at no cost.

The College attempts to ensure adequate lighting both inside and outside its buildings at all campuses. Special attention is given to landscaping to remove any barriers to ensure safety, yet maintain attractiveness. Other safety measures include the installation of windows in all classroom doors to ensure an unobstructed view both from the classroom and hallway; security mirrors at hallway intersections to provide a view of adjoining corridors; and surveillance cameras throughout the campus and on the residence grounds.

Educational information is provided on issues of date rape and personal safety through brochures, video presentations, and guest speakers.

Safety is a priority!