COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccination Requirement FAQ's

Canadore College recognizes that students have many questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements.

Please use this FAQ for the most up-to-date information available regarding the government's mandatory vaccination policy and college implementation.


Recent Announcements and Updates

Mandatory Vaccinations for Students in Residence Announcement - August 5, 2021

Mandatory Vaccinations for Students in Residence - FAQ - August 12, 2021

Canadore College to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, employees and individuals attending all campuses - August 19, 2021

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COVID-19 vaccinations will be required  for anyone accessing a Canadore College Campus (College Drive, Aviation, Commerce Court, West Parry Sound), as per both the Ontario government mandate and the Canadore College vaccination policy, as communicated publicly on the College website here:

 

https://cdn.agilitycms.com/canadore-college/Covid%20Update%20-%20Aug%2019%202021.pdf

Canadore College will only accept vaccines approved by Health Canada. Please consult the link for further details on acceptable vaccinations.

 

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/covid19-industry/drugs-vaccines-treatments/vaccines.html

You must have received at least one dose of a Health Canada approved vaccine prior to your start date of September 7, 2021.  Your second dose must be administered by October 15, 2021.

You will need to arrange to be vaccinated prior to your start date.  Please refer to the information below for on-campus vaccination clinic dates and information on booking a vaccine.  Should you be unable to attend one of the on-campus clinics refer to question #9.

In collaboration with the North Bay Parry Sound & District Health Unit, Canadore College & Nipissing University are offering six different on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinic days. The schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, August 28th: Surtees Gymnasium A (Nipissing University): 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Sunday, August 29th: Surtees Gymnasium A (Nipissing University): 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, September 4th: Surtees Gymnasium A (Nipissing University): 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Monday, September 6th: Canadore College Residence C-15 (Lounge): 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 8th: College Drive Education Centre (Lounge: Entrance at C202b):
  • 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Friday, September 10th: Aviation Campus (Cafeteria area): 9:00am-10:30am
  • Friday, September 10th: Commerce Court (Cafeteria area): 1:00pm-2:30pm

In order for the Heath Unit to estimate the number of participants at each clinic, individuals are encouraged to complete this simple RSVP form. Vaccinations will be administered on a first come, first served basis at each clinic.  Walk-ins are also welcome!

Should you be unable to attend one of the on-campus clinics above, you may contact the Public Health Call Centre to book an appointment. Please call 1-844-478-1400.

Students who choose not to be vaccinated have two options:

  • They will be refunded their fees without penalty by the deadlines set out in the academic calendar; or
  • They can transfer to a fully remote-delivered program, if seats are available.

 

Exemptions for medical or religious grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered with the proper documentation.

Students must complete the request for exemption form and submit it to Student Success Services studentsuccessnow@canadorecollege.ca and a Pathway Navigator will assist with an accommodation request for all approved exemptions.

Employees must complete the request for exemption form and submit it to ODTM.information@canadorecollege.ca who will assist with an accommodation request for all approved exemptions in consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

The exemption form is located on the Canadore College webpage here.

Once the consent form is received, the contact information will be provided to the third-party provider who will contact the individual directly on how to submit the necessary documentation.

Similar to the daily self-assessment process via the Canadore Safe App, students, employees and contractors will be asked to attest to their vaccination status via a vaccine passport feature.  This feature will be under the COVID-19 resources tab on the Canadore Safe App. More information on this process will shared as details are finalized.

Individuals who do not have the Canadore Safe App will be asked to attest to their vaccination status at the security checkpoint located at each campus.  Information on the attestation process will be communicated as details are finalized.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions as of August 24, 2021