Enable York

Working out of the Centre for Human Rights, Enable York (formerly Access York) is an independent body that functions in an advisory capacity to the Presidential Advisory Committee on Human Rights on issues of accessibility, it seeks to foster an inclusive environment for persons with disabilities and those encountering disabling circumstances at York University.  In a collaborative framework, it works as an ally to and advocates for, and with, persons with disabilities within York to reduce ableism/disablism as they intersect and interact with gender, sex, race, social class, and religious and ethnic identifications, on the University’s campuses.


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Enable York is Recruiting New Members!

Do you have an interest in and commitment to issues of disability and the way they intersect with broader human rights issues? Are you a passionate about advocating for, and with, persons with disabilities within the York University community? This is your chance to make a difference and get involved by joining the Enable York Committee!

Enable York is currently seeking to recruit one student and two faculty members to join the committee for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years. If you’re interested in learning more and getting involved, complete Enable York’s expression of interest form by November 23, 2018.

Enable York aims to foster an inclusive environment for persons with disabilities and those encountering disabling circumstances at York University. The Committee works in a collaborative framework to reduce ableism/disablism (including, but not limited to, sanism, sizeism, audism) and to consider how they may intersect and interact with gender, sex, race, social and economic class, and religious and ethnic identifications on York University’s campuses.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Enable York committee plans to:

  • Engage in a mapping exercise of existing committees, and structures at York where work related to disability advocacy and accessibility is taking place. This initiative will help increase alignment and position Enable York as a central locus of knowledge about accessibility to inform policy around the university affecting faculty staff and students;
  • Host a consultative roundtable with the York community to inform the mapping exercise and identify committee priorities for the 2019-2020 academic year; and
  • Work with the York Senate Executive Committee on Equity to inform revisions to York’s guidelines for academic accommodation for students with disabilities.

Join Enable York today to contribute to this exciting work and to make your voice heard!


Contact Us

E-mail:  enableyork@yorku.ca