Certificates required for services


Since the fall of 2009, students eligible for a special needs allowance must register online through the Aide financière aux études (AFE) Website. Procedures to be followed are provided online.


Forms

Here is the link to the print forms that you may need (medical certificate, contract, receipts, etc.):

If you have a visual impairment

At your first meeting with an adviser, you must bring a visual impairment certificate issued by a low vision centre or an eye care professional, your Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) card or a document certifying that you are blind. The adviser will keep a copy on file. Thereafter, this document will no longer be necessary unless your vision changes significantly.
The adviser will also need your course schedule for the current session.


If you have a hearing impairment

At your first meeting with an adviser, you must bring a recent audiogram. The adviser will keep a copy on file. Thereafter, this document will no longer be necessary unless your hearing changes significantly.
The adviser will also need your course schedule for the current session.


If you have a motor impairment

At your first meeting with an adviser, you must bring a medical certificate of your motor impairment. Thereafter, this document will no longer be necessary unless your condition changes significantly.
The adviser will also need your course schedule for the current session.


If you have an organic impairment

At your first meeting with an adviser, you must bring a medical certificate of your organic impairment. Thereafter, this document will no longer be necessary unless your condition changes significantly.
The adviser will also need your course schedule for the current session.


If you have a learning disorder

At your first meeting with an adviser, you must bring a recent, detailed evaluation report explaining the nature of your learning disorder. The report must also identify the impact of your disorder on your academic training. In most cases, a diagnosis made by a qualified specialist within the last two years (neuropsychologist, speech therapist or psychologist) is required. Documents must include:

  • The name, title, telephone number and address of the evaluating clinician
  • The diagnosis, a summary of symptoms and the date of the diagnostic evaluation
  • A short description of the impact of your disorder on your studies

The adviser will also need your course schedule for the current session.


If you are suffering from a mental health disorder

At your first meeting with an adviser, you will be given a medical certificate for you to complete explaining the nature of your mental health disorder (psychiatric diagnosis). This certificate must also identify the actual impact of your disorder on your academic training. In most cases, a diagnosis made by a qualified specialist within the last two years (physician or psychiatrist) is required.
The adviser will also need your course schedule for the current session.