Service animals on campus are an important accommodation for staff, faculty, students or visitors to the University. New provincial legislation creates a broader scope of requirements for animals that an individual can bring onto campus.
Ontario Regulation 191/11: Integrated Accessibility Standards states that an animal is a service animal for a person with disability if,
(a) the animal can be readily identified as one that is being used by the person for reasons relating to the person’s disability, as a result of visual indicators such as the vest or harness worn by the animal; or
(b) the person provides documentation from one of the following regulated health professionals confirming that the person requires the animal for reasons relating to the disability.
For a full list of regulated health professionals please read Section 80.45 of the IASR.