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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

Lifeworks Events and Initiatives

Lifeworks offers various webinars, events and initiatives accessible to our employees. Check back here to find out what activities are available and upcoming!
  • Lifeworks 2023 Wellbeing Calendar

    Wellbeing for everyone, everyday of the year.                             Coworkers mingling.                                     

    We are excited to present our 2023 Wellbeing Calendar!

    Our calendar supports wellbeing planning by offering a look ahead to a full year of themed content. It contains important events to observe and additional support suggestions that strengthen your employees’ total wellbeing.

    Come back to the calendar often! Every month, links to the free themed content appearing in our Heartbeat Newsletter will be added to the calendar.

    Explore the 2023 Wellbeing Calendar today!

  • Get ready: Employers Connect is back! (Feb 23)

    Employers connect event advertisement banner.For the 12th year in a row, Lifeworks is pleased to invite you to our annual mental health summit, Employers Connect.
    On February 23rd, join organizations from across the world to explore data, insights and experiences shaping the future of mental health.

    Register today for a deep dive into the results of our Mental Health IndexTM and discover what employers can do to build resilience within their business.


  • LifeWorks: Resiliency For Working Parents (Feb 22)

    Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
    Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Zoom
    Target audience: All faculty and staff
    Facilitator: Glen Matadeen

    Course Description:
    Today’s working parent needs to build resiliency in order to prevent burnout. This class will give you the tools to manage stress while maintaining a sense of work and family life balance.

    Topics covered in this seminar include:

    • What is Resilience?
    • Mindset
    • Brief History of Parenting
    • What Kind of Parent Are You?
    • Addressing Expectations
    • Components Of Resilience
    • Avoiding Burnout
    • Maintaining Balance

    Access the Resiliency For Working Parents Participant Guide


  • LifeWorks: Care for the Aging (Mar 23)

    Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
    Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Zoom
    Target audience: All faculty and staff
    Facilitator: Karen Harvey

    Course Description:
    With an aging population, elder care responsibilities are now becoming a reality for an increasing number of Canadians. This multifaceted role is quite different from any other, and many individuals may find it very challenging to investigate and learn about the critical issues they will face as a caregiver for older loved ones. This seminar will enhance caregivers’ decision- making ability and increase their likelihood of experiencing caregiving as a positive and rewarding role.


    • Anticipate and prepare for the care of an elderly loved one.
    • Understand the changes that occur as one ages.
    • Adapt a home to meet the evolving needs of the senior.

    Access the Care for the Aging Participant Guide


  • Mental Health Index

    With no improvement for three months, working Canadians continue to experience significant mental strain.

    • At 65.1, the mental health of Canadians is unchanged from the prior month.
    • 32% of Canadians have a high mental health risk, 42% have a moderate mental health risk, and 25% have a low mental health risk.
    • Anxiety, isolation, and work productivity have been the lowest mental health sub-scores for five consecutive months.
    • 28% feel alone more often and this group has a mental health score more than 20 points below the national average.
    • Younger people (under 40) are more likely to feel alone more often.
    • Financial risk is the only sub-score to decline in September; 35% of Canadians say inflation is the leading cause of stress.
    • The mental health score declined most sharply in the Maritimes and increased most significantly in Alberta.

    To read more, access the mental health index report:

    Mental Health Index Report