Accessibility for Employees

NIC is dedicated to promoting an equitable environment that encourages everyone to access and participate in all aspects of college life. We recognize that all employees have a role in creating an accessible and inclusive community and that employees also require services to support their own accessibility.

Workplace Accommodations

The Division of Human Resources and Organizational Development is committed to providing an equitable and accessible work environment. As per Human Rights legislation, the College takes reasonable steps to accommodate employees and prospective employees who have medical conditions, injuries or disabilities whose participation in the workforce is otherwise affected by employment-related barriers.

These accommodations may include, but are not limited to, such measures as changes to physical workspace, adaptations to equipment or tools used, adjustments to working conditions and/or reallocation or exchange of some non-essential tasks. Accommodations can be temporary, periodic, or long term, depending on the employee’s medical condition and individual needs.

Short and long-term Disability

Human Resources supports employees who become unwell and require time off work to support their illness or injury. Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance is part of Employee's group benefits plan. If employees become unable to work for a period of time due to an illness or injury (while insured), and their paid sick leave is ending, employees may be eligible to apply for STD benefits that will provide income replacement. Manulife provides STD/LTD benefits according to the terms of the employee’s group benefits eBooklet.

Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

NIC employees and their dependent family members have a range of health and wellness services under the Employee and Family Assistance Program, which offers confidential services and is available 24 hours per day/7 days per week.

  • Homewood Health Website
  • 1-800-663-1142 (toll free)
  • International Calling (call collect) 604-689-1717
  • TTY: 1-888-384-1152

Teach Anywhere

NIC’s Centre for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CTLI) provides faculty resources for Best and Promising Practices including Universal Design for Learning and accessibility resources.

Technology and Built-in Accessibility

Much of the software and technology used at NIC has in-built accessibility, including:

Campus Locations, Features and Maps

Information about resources on each campus, directions to our campus locations and maps is available through NIC’s location pages.

If you are looking for individual support or advice on disability services and/or accessibility at NIC, please contact (employees) or contact our Accessible Learning Services (students).