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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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Workplace Wellness: Coping During COVID-19

A safe, healthy and engaging campus has always been Ontario Tech's No. 1 priority. The COVID-19 outbreak can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions for everyone. Navigating these uncertain times with the COVID-19 virus may cause you to experience normal feelings of anxiety, loneliness or stress.  This Workplace Wellness site contains a broad range of resources for staying psychologically well and enhancing resilience. Explore this page and find tools relating to physical activity, nutrition, mindfulness and mental health and more!

 

Dr. Bill Howatt, Chief of Research, Workplace Productivity and Conference Board of Canada Video Series:

 

Charging Your Battery

Lowering Anxiety

                                                                   Job Loss

                                                              Fear and Covid-19

                                                           Calm and Covid-19

                                                 Mental Health and Covid-19

 

                  Dr. Joti Samra, R. Psych. & Associates, Enhancing Psychological Health, Wellness & Resources Video Series:

 

 

Enhancing Psychological Health, Wellness & Resilience in the Era of COVID-19

 How to Manage Coronavirus Anxiety in the Workplace

Effectively Communicating about Coronavirus in the Workplace

7 Tips to Manage Anxiety and Worry about Coronavirus

How to Manage Anxiety about Coronavirus (COVID-19) that becomes overwhelming and turns into Panic

Talking with children about public health emergencies link Coronavirus

COVID-19: How to cope with social distancing, isolation and loneliness

Mindfulness 101

Breathing Exercises to Manage Stress & Anxiety: Four Stage Breathing

 

 

Additional Resources:

 

Return to workplace

Canadian Mental Health Association Covid-19 resources

Covid-19: Digital tools and apps

Emotional Well-Being

 

 

Mental Health and Wellness

Mental Health and Wellness

EFAP

EFAP

Health and Safety

Health and Safety