This page is intended to provide basic information about accessibility measures for Social Justice Days. If you have any additional accessibility needs or specific questions about these measures, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (514-398-7432) or email (qpirg @ ssmu.mcgill.ca).

  • All events are free and open to the public
  • Childcare. Childcare will be available for all events with 24 hours notice; please call 514 398 7432 or email qpirg at ssmu dot mcgill dot ca.
  • ASL Interpretation. ASL interpretation will be available at the “Accessibility and Ableism in Activist Communities” workshop. ASL interpretation is also available for all other events with 3 days notice. Please email qpirg@ssmu.mcgill.ca to request ASL interpretation for any of our events.
  • Translation. Whisper translation between English and French is available for all events.
  • Scent- Free Policy. All of our events are scent free. This means that all attendees should refrain from using any scented products prior to the event or bringing them to the event, including (but not limited to) perfume, cologne, shampoo, conditioner, soap, hairspray or gel, makeup, laundry detergent, fabric softener or lotion. Attendees should also be aware of any other scents they carry on them into the event, including the smell of smoke on clothes. This scent-free policy is put in place to minimize risk for people with environmental sensitivities. Scented products can be a cause of health issues, particularly for people with allergies and asthma. For more information on this policy: http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/hsprograms/scent_free.html. People with scent sensitivities should note that the buildings we are renting in do not have scent-free policies.
  • Lighting.
    • The lights in Room B30 of the SSMU are fluorescent.
    • The lights in Lev Bukhman and Madeleine Parent rooms of the SSMU are fluorescent, but dim.
    • The lights at Cafe Artère and Chez Boris are not fluorescent.
  • Wheelchair accessibility. All buildings are wheelchair accessible, though not all of the bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Information, including maps for wheelchair access, and the locations of the nearest wheelchair accessible bathrooms, are included below.
  • The SSMU Building is wheelchair accessible, including automatic doors, bathrooms, and elevators. A map is included below to access the back parking lot for those who are coming to the building in a vehicle.

Parking Behind SSMU

  • It is possible to enter Chez Boris in a wheelchair, but there is no automatic button on the front door. The bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.
  • It is possible to enter Cafe l’Artère in a wheelchair, but there is no automatic button on the front door. The bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible bathrooms are at the McDonalds’ on Parc and Jean Talon, 220 metres away (this door is broken right now but may be fixed by the time Social Justice Days rolls around!)

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or comments!

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