About CDAC

The Carleton Disability Awareness Center (CDAC) provides the Carleton community with social supports regarding disability and accessibility. CDAC is designed to act as a forum for disability issues and to provide advocacy and events. The CDAC staff aims to foster social opportunities and to involve the CUSA membership in disability education and inclusion. They endeavour to challenge the stereotypes about disability and assist in the removal of barriers to every aspect of university life. CDAC achieves this through a wide range of programming for students that are both fun and informative.

Since its founding in 1988, CDAC has become one of the leading disability awareness centers in the country and has been at the forefront of advocacy at the student level. Whether it be in policy through the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), or our Disability Awareness Weeks, we have always been proud of our ability to promote effective change within the Carleton community.

For more information about CDAC, visit our Linktree at: https://linktr.ee/cdac 

CDAC’s programs include speaker events and workshops regarding issues surrounding visible and non-visible disabilities, including mental health, sexuality, accessibility, and more. The centre also runs programs to support disabled students on campus, such as wheelchair rentals and campaigns to improve accessibility and disability awareness on campus.

Volunteer with us! CDAC is always accepting volunteers to help us run events, distribute resources, and provide peer support. Want to get involved? Fill out the volunteer application to get started.

The CUSA Accessible Housing Bursary is a bursary that was started by the Carleton University Students’ Association and the Carleton Disability Awareness Centre to help break down financial barriers for students with disabilities who require accessible housing. Your information in this application is kept confidential and will only be released to the selection committee for review. To fill out the application form please go to bit.ly/CDACHousingBursary

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Emilie Cryderman – Programming Coordinator



Emilie is in her fourth year of a Combined Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights and Law with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. In her spare time, she enjoys bothering her cats, playing video games, and watching true crime documentaries.

Office Hours
M: 10:30AM-2:30PM & 5:30-6:30PM
T: 11:30AM-2:30PM & 5:30-7PM
W: 10:30AM-2:30PM & 5:30-6:30PM
Th: 10:30 AM-2:30 PM & 5:30-6PM
F: 10:30-11:30AM

Alex Revell – Administrative Coordinator


Alex is in her fourth year of Forensic Psychology and English. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels, writing creatively, and watching her cats’ zoomies!

M: 5:30-6:30PM
T: 2:30-4:30PM & 5:30-7PM
W: 10:30AM-2:30PM & 4-6:30 PM
Th: 10:30AM-4PM
Fr: 10:30AM–2:30PM

Check Out Our Space


Carleton Disability Awareness Centre
424 University Centre
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6