The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies, Inc. (operating as Eviance) is leading a project called, “Innovating for Inclusive & Equitable Post-Secondary Education: A Pathway to Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Together with their project partners–St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCAD), ARCH Disability Law Centre, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCED) and the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)–they are seeking input from students who:

  • self-identify as having a disability
  • are (or were recently) enrolled at a university, college or other post-secondary school (within the last five years).

If you or someone you know meets this criteria you’re invited to complete a brief online survey. It is expected the survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete.

The survey will ask you about:

  • your experiences as a student,
  • how included you felt on your campus,
  • your satisfaction with your school,
  • what issues you may have faced, and
  • other questions about your school experience.

This survey explores the education and work experiences of young adults with disabilities who are currently attending posts-secondary education, or who attended in the past five years. The survey aims to pinpoint what students with disabilities need and want so that colleges and universities can improve their offerings, and for transitions from post-secondary to good-quality paid employment.

Completing the survey will give participants the chance to win one of fifty $50 Amazon gift cards. To enter the draw, just complete the survey and provide your email address confidentially. For more information, please see the Consent Section at the beginning of the survey and confirm that you agree to take this survey.

To participate in the survey, click the button below that says “Research Study – Post-Secondary Experiences of Disabled Students.”

Research Study – Post-Secondary Experiences of Disabled Students


If you have any questions or concerns about your rights or treatment as a respondent for this survey, please direct your questions to the appropriate centre.

For students at TMU – Contact the Toronto Metropolitan University Research Ethics Board at or (416) 979- 5042.

For students at StFX – Contact the St. Francis Xavier University Research Ethics Board at or (902) 867- 5387.

For post-secondary students elsewhere– Contact the Chairperson of the Eviance Ethics Committee, Dr. Peter Dunn, at

This study has been reviewed and approved by the Toronto Metropolitan University Research Ethics Board (2023-051) the St. Francis Xavier University Research Ethics Board (26556), an the Eviance Ethics Committee.

This study is funded by the Government of Canada – Employment and Social Development Canada − Social Development Partnerships Program.

About Eviance: Eviance, formerly known as the Canadian Centre for Disability Studies, was founded in 1995 under the leadership of Henry Enns, a celebrated trailblazer in the disability rights and independent living movement in Canada. For over 25 years we have been helping Canadians with disabilities and their allies advance human rights through intersectional community-based research that is co-created with diverse disability communities and is committed to sustainable solutions rooted in action.


There is a wide, horizontal maroon-coloured stripe through the middle of the image with white text that reads Research Participation Opportunity: Innovating for Inclusive & Equitable Post-Secondary Edcuation. On the top left is the Eviance logo. Across the bottom are other partner logos.

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