The purpose of this policy is to ensure the health and safety of all individuals living, working and visiting campuses of the College of the North Atlantic. It applies to all students, employees, visitors, contractors and others for whom College of the North Atlantic is legally responsible. It does not apply to RCMP or RNC officers who are attending on campus while on duty.


Weapons shall not be stored in residence rooms, carried on the person, or otherwise carried or stored in any room or any part of a building owned, rented or operated by College of the North Atlantic. Weapons include, but are not limited to: rifles, side arms and guns of all types; air rifles (including pellet guns and pistols and paintball guns); edged weapons (excluding folding pocket knives with a blade length of less than four inches and professional chef’s knives owned by students in the cooking programs); weapons used in martial arts training; crossbows, bows and arrows; bear spray, pepper spray, mace  and other chemical deterrents; tasers and blunt weapons (clubs and other items designed to be used as a blunt weapon).
Notwithstanding the above, weapons used as part of the hunter safety or firearms training courses may be stored on or carried onto a campus of College of the North Atlantic, specifically for the purpose of attending that course and only during class periods.
Failure to abide by these guidelines will result in disciplinary action, up to and including immediate loss of residence privileges and/or  expulsion from the College and will be reported to the relevant authorities.


The Vice-President of Academic and Student Services shall ensure that procedures are developed and implemented in accordance with this policy.