YorkU to change requirements for mental health accommodations

January 14, 2016

After a two-year battle that involved the Ontario Human Rights Commission, York University and one of its students have reached a settlement where, effective immediately, students will not be required to disclose their diagnosis to receive accommodations for a disability. YorkU will still require an assessment from a doctor to confirm that the student has a legitimate condition that may require supports. According to the Toronto Star, Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane has said that her office will be reaching out to persuade other higher education institutions across Ontario to “bring their policies in line.” Toronto Star