Call for Participants

Call for Participants

We need postsecondary students with mental health difficulties to help us develop an online transition program geared towards students like you.

The Assessment and Resource Centres of Ontario (one at Queen’s University and one at Cambrian College) have been funded to develop an online transition program in both a northern and southern region of Ontario for students with mental health issues transitioning from high school to postsecondary education. In order to address current gaps in transition programming, we need information from students with mental health concerns who are 17 and older and who have been accepted into or are currently studying at a postsecondary institution in Ontario. Our online survey, described below, will allow you to offer your opinions in an anonymous format.

Who is eligible to participate in the study?
Any student who has been accepted into or is currently enrolled in a postsecondary program and who has experienced significant mental health difficulties.

What is required of the participants?
Provide opinions via the anonymous online survey. The online survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Letter of Information and Consent for Survey - Includes the link to the survey

This research has been approved by the Queen’s University General Research Ethics Board and also by the Limestone District School Board. For additional information, please contact Allyson Harrison at or 613 533-6000 ext. 77820


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2nd High Incidence Disabilities in Education
International Conference (HIDC)

hosted by NOARC and RARC March 30 & 31, 2017

This conference has been designed to focus on the issues and challenges that are currently at the forefront of the field of disability services within postsecondary education working with students transitioning into college and university. Learning Disabilities and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have historically been the primary disabilities serviced by colleges and universities but in recent years the number of students with Mental Health Disabilities has burgeoned. Research findings, best practices, and promising programs will be addressed within this conference in relation to documentation requirements, determination of accommodations and the particular needs of students with Mental Health Disorders. More than 20 leading researchers, clinicians, and/or educators will speak on topics including Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for Psychology Today, Dr. Heather Stuart, Bell Canada Mental Health and anti-Stigma Research Chair, and Dr. Larry Lewandowski, Professor of Psychology, Syracuse University.

Click Here for List of Presentations and Downloads

1st High-Incidence Disabilities in Higher Education
Current Issues and Best Practices (HIDC)

hosted by NOARC and RARC May 10 & 11, 2012

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With an increasing number of students with disabilities entering higher education, many professionals are in need of research-based guidance with regard to the identification and management of students. This conference focused on students with learning disabilities, attention disorders and related high-incidence problems in post-secondary settings, with a focus on current research translated into best practice. Click Here for the Full Flyer


Employment Opportunity

Anyone interested in a career with the Northern Ontario Assessment and Resource Centre, may contact Dr. Alana Holmes at:

Training - Clinical & Research Skills

NOARC/CÉRNO welcomes northern graduate students seeking opportunities for internship or multi-disciplinary research in the field of learning disabilities.
Priority is given to research proposals that benefit northern communities and that foster professional practice in the assessment and support of adult learners with LD or ADHD.

For further information on research and internship opportunities, please contact Dr. Alana Holmes at:

STOMP - Successful Transitions Online and Mentoring Program

This program is designed to help students with mental health disorders transition from high school to college or university. Participants will learn about mental health, the post-secondary environment, advocacy and self-care. The program is designed to help students with mental health disorders successfully transition to college or university. The program consists of an online component running from February – April 2017 and a mentorship component beginning in September of 2017. Participation is free to eligible students.
To be eligible you must:

  • Be in your final year of high school
  • Be diagnosed or self-identify with a mental health disorder
  • Plan to attend college or university in September 2017
  • Be able to attend Opening Days on February 10 and 17 at Laurentian University
  • Be able to attend a Closing Day in April at Laurentian University (Date TBD)
  • Have daily access to a computer and the internet

For more information or to register please see the Information and Registration Package, or contact the Sudbury coordinator, Rafiq Rahemtulla at or 705-566-8101 ext. 7643.

STOMP Registration Package



NOARC/CÉRNO is Funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.