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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Employee Assistance Program



Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is facilitated byTELUS Health* and has been designed to help manage and prevent challenges. Services provided can support you through life stages, obstacles, and transitions.  TELUS Health is also available to provide immediate assistance during times of crisis. 

Access EAP services 24/7/365 by calling 1.844.671.3327

*LifeWorks becomes TELUS Health:

LifeWorks, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, is now part of TELUS Heath and will be rebranded to TELUS Health by the end of August 2023.  Please read this EAP Transition memo for full details about this transition.  If you have any questions about this transition, please email

New URL Now Available - TELUS Health One (formerly known as Essentials*) platform has launched! 
All full time and limited term employees are invited to join TELUS Health One, an add-on to our existing EAP program. TELUS Health One provides an easy-to-use online platform and app with tools to promote and support health and happiness!  The platform also has a Perks section - View the Summer 2023 'Top Savings' Flyer for details.  Check your Outlook inbox for your invite to join.  If you cannot find your email invite, please email to have the invitation resent.

*Please update your website bookmarks to reflect the new TELUS Health One URL:, in place of LifeWorks' Essentials.

View the folders below and learn more about this new and exciting EAP feature! 

Introducing TELUS Health One!

  • Why join TELUS Health One?
    1. Feel supported 24/7, 365 days a year with confidential support service for all of life’s challenges.
    2. When the world around you gets stressful, TELUS Health One can help you to manage your reactions with wellbeing articles, podcasts, tools and resources.
    3. Stay connected with what’s happening across the University to support employee health and wellbeing.
    4. Save money through the Perks program.
  • How can TELUS Health One be accessed?

    TELUS Health One can be accessed by web,, or app.

    All new full time and limited term employees will receive an email invite. Check your email inbox for you invitation containing your unique link to join this well-being solution.

    Can't find your invite? No problem! Email 

  • Quick Information Videos:

    Take a look at quick videos on Total Wellbeing Assessments, Perks and Managing your Account through this link

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Tip Sheets and Resources

The TELUS Health One Platform* is your source for support and resources related to Family, Health, Life, Money, and Work.  Below are articles from the platform to support your well-being.  Visit TELUS Health One* today to access additional articles, toolkits, and CareNow modules.
*Don’t have access to Essentials?  Email to receive your email invitation to this free extension of our EAP.


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