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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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Wellness at Work for Leaders

A compilation of resources to support leaders in fostering wellness at work.
  • Employee Family Assistance Program-Manager Orientation
    Did you know that our Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provides manager specific orientation sessions?  You'll learn about the services available to all employees and how to activate manager specific tools such as Manager Consultations.  Visit the EFAP Webpage to register for a live orientation within the 'How to register for EFAP Orientation session' drop-down.  Orientation sessions are held quarterly.
  • Invite Us to Visit your Team!
    Invite a member of the Wellness at Work team to visit your next huddle, meeting, or event to present on a wellness topic, or resources and supports available to faculty and staff of the university.  Email wellnessatwork@ontariotechu.ca to invite us today!
  • Managing Individualized Employee Health Needs & Fostering an Inclusive Environment

    As a manager, you play an important role in fostering an inclusive, supportive and barrier-free workplace. Being responsive and proactive towards those within your team that require a workplace accommodation are two stand-out qualities of an exemplary leader. Knowing how to best manage an employee’s absence due to illness can be challenging, but your Wellness at Work Team is available to help!

    Click on the links below to learn more about programs and services available to support employees requiring a workplace accommodation or when there is a planned or unexpected need for them to take time away from work due to medical reasons.

    Accessibility

    Disability Management Programs

  • Mindful Meeting Starters

    Begin your next huddle, meeting, or event with a Mindful Meeting Starter.  Complimentary access to the Mindful Society Global Institute's Mindful Meeting Starters is available until May 2024.

    • What's included?
      • Reference Guide
      • 8 Guided practices you can use to start huddles, meetings, and events.

    ENROLL NOW to receive complimentary access to this digital resource bundle!

    Bonus:

    • Access Mindful Self-Care Practices to support your well-being.
      • 2 Reference Guides
      • 8 Guided practices validated to support mental and emotional well-being.
  • REACH Guidelines: Supporting Employee Mental Health
    As a leader, you are in a key position to see warning signs that may indicate a team member needs assistance.  Use the REACH Guidelines for Employees to support your team members' mental health and well-being.
  • The Working Mind Training for Managers

    Gain knowledge to identify shifts in mental well-being in yourself and others while learning coping skills to manage stress.  Increasing our awareness about mental health will help reduce stigma associated with mental illness. 

    Managers will receive The Working Mind for Employee version plus additional content about supporting your team including:

    • Having healthy conversations,
    • Return to work & accommodation, and
    • Helping your team through crisis management

    Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

    Visit the Wellness at Work Events Page to register for an upcoming training session today!

  • Your Well-Being
    You can't pour from an empty cup.  Self-care is not selfish, but essential to your well-being and those around you.  Visit the Wellness at Work Events Page and Resources Webpage to engage in initiatives and access resources to support your health and well-being.