Successful Transitions: Advocacy, Resources, and Training (START) is the CSD’s transition program for students with disabilities enrolling at Centennial College.

START Smart 2017

START Smart will take place from Tuesday, August 22 - Thursday, August 24, at Progress Campus. The event is the best way for incoming students with disabilities to begin their Centennial College journey.

The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. each day. The final schedule will be announced once finalized.

Entering its twelvth year, this program includes several components:

  • Workshops intended to ease the transition to college and inform students of CSD and Centennial College services.
  • Holistic development opportunities - recreation, stress management, and relaxation workshops.
  • Team building and leadership development - Meet other incoming Centennial students and students leaders, and learn about the importance of self-advocacy.
  • Fun! A trip off-site, games, accessible sports, and more.

Students participating in START Smart are better prepared, more comfortable, more knowledgeable, and more engaged when they begin don't delay, START Smart!


Registration for START Smart 2017 is now closed. 

*Please note, space is limited. In the interest of fairness to all students enrolling for 2017/2018, the application window for START Smart will be open until July 31, 2017. If your registration occurs after the application window, completion of your registration does not guarantee that there is a spot for you at the conference.  We will confirm your attendance at START Smart shortly after the registration deadline.

For more information and to confirm attendance, please call 416-289-5000 ext. 2219 or email

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