On February 11, 2019, Carleton announced that we have officially surpassed the $300 million goal of our Collaborate Campaign! The campaign continues and will officially close at a community celebration on April 17, 2019.
In an effort to show our gratitude and to commemorate the outcomes we achieved together through Collaborate, we’ve launched a nine-week digital initiative called Thank You Thursday. Each Thursday, we will share the positive impact realized through the campaign in various priority areas thanks to the generosity of our donors. THANK YOU for all your support—cheers to being Here for Good!
Accessibility has long since been a priority for members of the Carleton community. Throughout Collaborate, our donors and advocates have augmented our efforts to make Carleton a renowned leader in accessibility—thus positively impacting the lives of thousands of students living with disabilities. For example:
- We continue to provide support services and academic accommodations for students with disabilities through the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. The Paul Menton Centre receives funding from multiple partners and sources, including crowdfunding efforts through the Carleton Accessible Innovation Fund;
- In an effort to help students with disabilities overcome barriers that impede academic success and well-being, we provide funding to lessen financial burdens and stress through the Break the Barriers initiative, which was established by donations from student groups;
- New scholarships have been established to help students with disabilities reach their academic goals, including the Thomas Sorensen Memorial Scholarship for students with disabilities, established by the family and friends of Thomas Sorensen;
- We continue to cultivate an optimal learning environment for students with disabilities; supported by donors such as the Audette Foundation, the READ (Research, Education, Accessibility, and Design) initiative endeavours to establish Carleton as the lead of a Canadian accessibility network.