Algonquin College

Learn about services for students at Algonquin College, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.

General Information

Algonquin College is located in Ottawa, Ontario with additional campuses in Pembroke and Perth. Algonquin College has 14,000 full-time students enrolled in academic programs in several faculties and schools:

  • School of Advanced Technology
  • Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence
  • School of Business
  • General Arts & Sciences
  • School of Health and Community Studies
  • School of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Language Institute
  • School of Media & Design
  • Police & Public Safety Institute

The addresses for Algonquin College’s campuses are:

Ottawa Campus: 
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario  K2G 1V8
(613) 727-4723

Pembroke Campus: 
1 College Way
Pembroke, Ontario  K8A 0C8
(613) 735-4700

Perth Campus: 
7 Craig Street
Perth, Ontario  K7H 1X7
(613) 267-2859

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services 

At Algonquin College, the centre providing services to students with disabilities is called the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL). The Centre for Accessible Learning is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.

Digital Tour

The CAL offers a digital tour of the services provided, including how to register with their office.


Transition Programs

Algonquin College offers multiple transition programs for students with disabilities called Level Up Your Learning - Preparing for the Fall Semester, and Strategic Learning in the College Environment (SLICE). Algonquin College also offers additional services (prior to and during first year) for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through their Transition Support Centre for Students with ASD, located at their Woodroffe campus. 


Accessibility Plan 

For more information about accessibility at Algonquin College, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Algonquin College's Accessibility Plan.


Documentation Requirements

In order to access accommodations at Algonquin College, please visit the linked webpage to learn what documentation is required to show proof of a disability.


Support Services Available

Health Services

Algonquin College provides confidential, student-centred health services. At the Ottawa and Pembroke campuses, the clinic is staffed by family physicians and registered nurses. The Perth clinic is run by a nurse practitioner. 


Counselling Services 

Algonquin College offers Counselling Services at the OttawaPembroke, and Perth campuses for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life. Throughout the academic year, counselling services offers seminars and workshops in various areas of study skills such as: managing stress and test taking skills.


Academic Support 

The Student Success Specialists provide resources for students to support their academic and personal goals.  The Student Learning Centre (SLC) on Ottawa Campus provides support for students in English, math, and computer skills, and additional services such as one-on-one or small group coaching.  Peer Tutoring is available for students who are having academic difficulties in their program. Support is also available from Student Success Specialists at the Pembroke and Perth campuses. 


Library Services

Algonquin College has libraries at their three main campuses. Each library offers various resources for students including databases, journals, e-books, and e-videos.

  • The Ottawa Campus Library is partnered with the Student Learning Centre, which provides coaching services and help in English, mathematics and computers and peer tutoring.
  • The Kathleen and F. Allan Huckabone Library at the Pembroke Campus provides resources for students with disabilities in their AT meeting room, as well as the Student Support Lab, where all students can receive help in English, research skills, mathematics, science, and computers.
  • The Perth Campus Library offers services for students including study rooms, loan of computer equipment, and audio-visual equipment.


Academic Advising

Algonquin College offers academic advising services to students such as: guidance on course selection, understanding program requirements, navigating one's options after a failed or poor grade in a course, and switching programs. 


Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Algonquin College's Financial Aid office offers a range of  financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Algonquin College's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Algonquin College’s Residence Life Office offers suite style residence accommodations for students at the Woodroffe campus. Application for residence occurs on a first-come, first-served basis until all rooms are filled and remaining students are placed on a waiting list. Suites include 2 private bedrooms, a shared washroom and a shared kitchenette. A virtual tour of a sample room is available. Building amenities include:

  • Common lounges
  • Common Study areas
  • Movie rooms
  • Access to a 24/7 front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

All rooms come furnished and include internet, local telephone service, and cable television. Residence rates vary per year and term. Meal plans are a mandatory additional cost and operate on a declining balance system. Payment plans are available for residence fees.

Algonquin College offers several barrier-free rooms for students requiring special accommodations.  Additionally, Residence Attendants and personal care services (non-medical assistance) is available 24 hours a day for 8 month terms for students with physical disabilities living on campus. Students who require special accommodation are required to submit documentation during the residence application and to contact the Centre for Accessible Learning on campus. 


Off-Campus Housing

Off-campus housing information can be found for the Ottawa, Perth, and Pembroke campus at the Off-Campus Housing Portal.

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility 

Algonquin offers Campus Maps & Directions information for each campus as well as a Parking Map for the Ottawa campus.


Ottawa Transit 

OC Transpo is comprised of buses, and a rail system called O-Trains. Students at Algonquin College can purchase a discounted passRoutes and maps are provided for each of the OC Transpo options.


The OC Transpo buses and O-Trains offer accessible transit services including low-floors and next stop announcement system.

The OC Transpo offers the Support Person and Attendants which allows users of the transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost.

Para Transpo is a service that provides door-to-door accessible transit for persons who are unable to take conventional transit due to a disability. The OC Transpo has established eligibility guidelines for the use of Para Transpo. Persons seeking to use Para Transpo must submit an application form signed by a health practitioner. 

Academic Programs

Algonquin College offers a range of Programs & Courses through their campuses located in Ottawa, Pembroke, and Perth.

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