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Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility

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Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility

CHREA Training

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Our office offers training in the areas of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility. If you are interested in receiving the following workshops, please contact CHREA. Upcoming offerings are listed below.

Current Training Offerings:


Positive Space Training

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All spaces at Trent should be safe for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. 

Upcoming Training Sessions: 

Positive Space Training - June 12, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Otonabee College (OC) 204. To register see the Human Resources Staff Development Schedule

 If your department/group would like to schedule a training please contact CHREA or call extension 7725.  

For more information on Positive Spaces please visit the Positive Space Training page


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Training

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity, and Accessibility coordinates and offers various training initiatives related to the AODA.

Upcoming Training Sessions: No sessions currently scheduled. 

If you or your department/group would like to schedule an AODA training session please contact access@trentu.ca or extension 6602. 

Trainings include the following: 

AODA Customer Service Training
Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)/Human Rights Code Training
Training for Educators 

 AODA Online Training is also available.  

For more information on AODA training requirements please visit the  AODA Training page.


Accessible Documents Training

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity, and Accessibility coordinates and offers various training initiatives related to Accessible Documents. 

Trainings include the following:

  • Accessible MS Word and MS Word Forms
  • Accessible Adobe PDF and PDF Forms (using Adobe Pro)
  • Access MS Excel
  • Accessible MS PowerPoint 
  • Customized training upon request 

Upcoming Training Sessions: 

Drop-in hours will begin January 29, 2019! Come visit us in-person in OC 124 on Tuesdays between 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Computers will be available to work through your document questions with CHREA staff.

CHREA Virtual Office Hours will commence again on January 30, 2019! Come visit us virtually on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Workshops: 

  • Accessible Document Q&A with Lynda.com: July 4, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in Blackburn Hall 126. 
  • Accessible Microsoft Word Documents and Forms: July 17, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in Blackburn Hall 126​. 
  • Accessible PDF Documents (with Adobe Pro): July 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon in Bata Library 2016. 
  • Accessible Document Q&A with Lynda.com: August 15, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Location  TBA. 

To register see the Human Resources Staff Development Schedule. 

If your department/group would like to schedule accessible document training please access@trentu.ca or extension 6602. 


Valuing Diversity Training

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity, and Accessibility offers a workshop on valuing diversity. 

Upcoming Training Sessions:

Valuing Diversity Workshop - May 15, 2019 from 10:30 a.m -12:00 p.m. in Otonabee College (OC) 208. To register see the Human Resources Staff Development Schedule