Academic Accommodation Support
SHIFT and Portage
SHIFT (Students Heading Into Full Time) and Portage are our free holistic transition programs for students with disabilities who are heading into any post-secondary institution in Ontario. These programs offer participants a space to explore possibilities for personal empowerment, and a positive start to their academic studies.
Pre-SHIFT 2016: August 12
The pre-SHIFT orientation day is offered to any student who may benefit from the additional support of an early introduction to the post-secondary environment. A morning and afternoon session will be offered (students only have to attend one of these sessions) in which staff from Academic Accommodation Support will review the schedule for SHIFT, prepare students for SHIFT week, and offer both campus and Student Learning Centre tours. Student Accommodation Facilitators will be available to answer questions about Academic Accommodation Support and transitioning to university.
Both parents and students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided at noon for both groups.
SHIFT 2016: August 15 to August 17
This dynamic program of on-campus orientation activities and workshops is all about connection. Connect to our Academic Accommodation Support unit, connect to the latest in assistive technologies and funding options, connect to learning strategies, and connect to the campus community!
To find out more, listen to an interview about SHIFT 2014 on CBC's Metro Morning to learn more on our transition program, how it helps students with learning disabilities, and the experiences of a SHIFT alumni.
Want to know more? View the 2016 SHIFT Schedule.
Portage 2016: August 18 to August 19
Enjoy a two-day, urban / outdoor adventure to the Toronto Islands and deepen your readiness for post-secondary, your confidence, and your friendships!
Portage is hosted by Outward Bound.
Register for Pre-SHIFT, SHIFT or Portage.
For further inquiries about registration and future opportunities with SHIFT, please contact email@example.com or 416-979-5290.