Accessibility and community guidelines

Access Notes

We will strive to make this event as accessible as possible, however, we may not be able to accommodate all access needs. If you have any questions or accessibility requests, please contact the Horizons Team at


In-person access 

Letter of support  

  • If you are travelling internationally for Horizons, we can provide a travel support letter or formal invitation. To request a travel support letter, please email us by April 1, 2022.

  • Please be sure to regularly review the Government of Canada and British Columbia travel restrictions and requirements, as they may change unexpectedly.


ASL & Language Interpretation

  • ASL interpretation will be offered by request. To request ASL, please email us by March 1, 2022.


Funding Support 

  • We have earmarked funds to support graduate student travel and community member/scholar participation in the Horizons conference.

  • While these funds are limited, we aim to support as many individuals as possible.

  • Please submit a response via this form for each individual who will require support to participate in Horizons and we will follow up to address each submission.



  • Children are welcome at the conference. We are unable to provide licensed childcare at the conference, however, if you would like support getting connected to local networks of private, independent childcare providers in the city, please email us at ( Note that the Horizons Organizing Committee can connect individuals with potential childcare contacts for the duration of the conference, but we cannot guarantee that conference guests will connect with a local childcare provider that meets their family’s needs. We have not vetted childcare providers, we are unsure of their capacity for taking on short-term contracts, and we do not have ongoing relationships with them. The extent of our liability and insurance covers SFU conference spaces only, not outside spaces such as childcare, accommodations, tourist attractions, restaurants, etc. For more information, or if you have questions, please email the Horizons team at


Food and beverages

  • Water, tea, coffee, non-alcoholic cold beverages, and snacks will be available throughout the day at Horizons. Lunch will be served each day on site. Guests will be responsible for sourcing their own breakfast and dinner.

  • Meat, vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, and celiac-safe options food options will be available. If you have other dietary needs or preferences, please be sure to include this information in your registration.

Community guidelines

Fostering safety and mutual respect will also be a top priority throughout the Horizons conference. This means by participating in this event, our expectation is that you agree to uphold the following community guidelines.

  • We are gathering in a spirit of mutual support and respect for each other. We acknowledge the diverse learning journeys we are all on.

  • We are listening to learn. We accept and expect non-closure.

  • We are leaving our assumptions at the door in order to facilitate a non-judgmental space for dialogue.

  • We don’t assume pronouns, gender, or other identifiers based on someone's name or appearance.

  • There is zero tolerance for those promoting violence on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or ability. Anyone inciting harm towards other participants will be removed at the discretion of our technical team and moderator.