Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)

OCAD University strives to provide safe emergency evacuation planning and support to all members of the community, including students with disabilities. In many cases, conventional methods of emergency evacuation are not adequate, and accommodations for students with disabilities must be made.

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) (PDF) are customized plans designed to provide a framework for students with disabilities to specify and plan for safe emergency evacuation. PEEPs are one component of OCAD U’s broader emergency evacuation plan for persons with disabilities. Completing a PEEP is voluntary.

If you are a student with a disability (temporary or permanent) enrolled at OCAD U and wish to create a PEEP, please:

  • Contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) by telephone (416‐977‐6000, Ext. 339), email ( or in person (230 Richmond St. West, 6th floor- located with Health & Wellness) to set up an appointment to meet with a Disability Counsellor.
  • During this process, you will register with the CSD and your specific accommodation needs will be discussed.

The PEEP is reviewed on an annual basis, or as necessary in response to a change in course schedule or disability impact. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate any changes needed to their PEEP on file to the CSD.

OCAD U is committed to the principles of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The information provided in the PEEP is strictly used for emergency evacuation only. However, it may be necessary to disclose some of the information provided in the PEEP with staff members, security personnel and emergency services personnel, on a need‐to‐know basis during an emergency evacuation.