Services

Resource Library

CSD’s resource library includes books, zines, DVDs, and pamphlets about disability and disability-related issues. We are working to expand our library to include more French resources, as well as more resources that focus on the intersection between ableism and other forms of oppression.

Our books are catalogued with the University of Ottawa library, which has expanded the disability-related resources readily available to you at the University of Ottawa.

You can also search CSD’s list of books, zines, and DVDs here on our website. (coming soon)

Zines: A self-published magazine that could cover a variety of subjects. Ableism: See our FAQs question number 7! In short, it is a form of discrimination or social prejudice against persons with disabilities; Oppression:  The intentional or unintentional placement of certain groups of people on the margins of power through discrimination, silencing, etc.

Drop In Space

Our centre is available for students to drop by to say hi, receive support, or get consultations during our office hours from Monday to Friday 11-4.

Support Listening

Our staff and some of our volunteers are trained in active listening, and our staff is trained in suicide alertness (Safe Talk) and Suicide Prevention (ASIST). Within our office hours, we are available to listen if you need support, and to provide resources to you for more long-term support.

Loaning of crutches / wheelchair

We have one wheelchair and several pairs of crutches that can be loaned to you on a short-term basis for free.

Trainings

CSD offers trainings on inclusive language and attitudes, and other disability-related topics upon request. This year, CSD was a part of the 101 Week Guide trainings given by the SFUO, to speak about attitudinal barriers, as well as accessibility mechanisms for 101 Week to 101 Week guides.

Attitudinal barriers: Perspectives or assumptions about an individual or group that further marginalizes them.

Consultations

CSD offers consultations on a variety of topics on an appointment or drop-in basis where possible. Note that appointments will allow us to prepare better for the consultation and allot a certain amount of time for it. Topics we can consult on include accessible event planning, collaboration with our service, how we can make our service more accessible, and inclusive language and attitudes.