About CDAC

CDAC is a peer support, advocacy, and community space for students who experience disability, chronic illness, neurodiversity, or inaccessibility. CDAC is designed to act as a forum for disability issues, providing events, and advocating for the issues important to the Carleton Community. CDAC runs events such as distress with pets, sex and disability workshops, and fidget toy workshops.

CDAC provides a variety of services such as wheelchair and crutch rentals, an accessible lounge space, a brailler, and a screen reader. To further build and support our community, we host movie nights, community drop ins hours and volunteer opportunities. CDAC coordinators are always happy to provide on and off campus resources. CDAC endeavors to challenge the stereotypes about disability and assist in the removal of barriers to every aspect of everyday life.

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.

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-6PM
T: 10:30AM-2:30PM
W: 10:30AM-2:30PM
Th: 10:30 AM-4PM

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: 10:30-11:30AM; 2:30-5:30PM
T: 10:30-11:30AM; 2:30-5:30PM
W: 10AM-4:15PM
Th: 10:30AM-4:15PM

Check Out Our Space


Carleton Disability Awareness Centre
424 Nideyinàn (formerly UC)
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6