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You do your best work when you have the right tools and support. If you identify as having a disability or a mental health condition, you may be unsure about how to raise this with your employer.

Telling your employer about a disability or mental health condition is a personal choice. You are not required to disclose that you have a disability. Some reasons you might choose to share include: 

  • to access reasonable accommodations from your employer
  • if your disability has implications for your health or safety
  • if your potential employer has a commitment to hiring members of equity groups, including people with disabilities

If there are accommodations that will help you succeed, you can share these with your employers at any time during your co-op work term. Your employer has a responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations.

Co-op support

If you identify as having a disability or mental health condition, we can support you as you take part in co-op. 

We can help you every step of the way, from joining the co-op program to applying for jobs and making sure you're supported at work. 

Need help?

You can also connect with UVic’s Centre for Accessible Learning for support related to your academic experiences.