Enhancing the accessibility of co-operative education in post-secondary institutions

WatCAT (Waterloo Co-op Accessibility Team)

WatCAT's mandate is to maximize the work term experience for all Waterloo co-op students, including those with disabilities. Comprised of staff from the University's departments of AccessAbility Services (AAS), Co-operative Education, the Centre for Career Action, and Waterloo students, WatCAT will develop a support model to ensure students with disabilities can engage in the University's robust co-operative education program.

In summer 2017, WatCAT was awarded the province of Ontario's EnAbling Change grant which will be instrumental in achieving the initial stages of the project’s vision.