Animal Policy

No animals of any kind are permitted in residence with the exception of fish in a non-filtered tank, and service animals.

Services Animals:  As per the Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005, the definition of a service animal is an animal performing tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.

This can be defined by;

(a)  if it is readily apparent that the animal is used by the person for reasons relating to his/her/their disability; or

(b)  if the person’s disability is not obviously apparent, a provided letter from a physician confirming that the person requires the animal for reasons relating to their disability.

Some examples of service animals, which are individually trained to assist a person with a disability, include a guide dog which serves as an aide for a person who is legally blind, a mobility animal that helps a person with tasks such as fetching, carrying, opening doors, pulling a wheelchair, etc.

In a situation where the presence of the service animal presents a significant risk for another person (i.e. severe allergies), the University will consult with all parties involved to come to a resolution.