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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Individualized Accommodation Emergency Plans

Employees are responsible for identifying accommodations needed in the event of an emergency related to a disability that may not be apparent, such as a mental health or chronic condition. However, employees do not need to disclose the particulars of their disability or condition.

Your Health and Disability Management Specialist will work with employees with disabilities and their managers and identify any individualized needs in relation to emergency procedures. Discussion is also required if the employee’s work location or job changes, or if the employee experiences any temporary or permanent changes to their accommodation needs.

An Individualized Workplace Emergency Plan is a written document that details all assistance a worker needs during a workplace emergency. A worker might need assistance with various tasks involved in responding to an emergency, including:

  • Activating an alarm, or finding out that an alarm is sounding or flashing
  • Locating or following paths to building exits
  • Communicating with emergency responders
  • Moving through crowds in stressful situations
  • Travelling through and out of buildings without using elevators
  • Finding and using designated waiting areas

Resources:

AODA Individualized Workplace Emergency Response Plan

Individual Emergency Response Form

Participants' Guide to Implementing an Individualized Workplace Emergency Response Plan

Questions?

Contact Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist or (905) 721-8668, ext 3649.