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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

Get and Give Help

Let’s support one another to access support or by providing support to our Ontario Tech Campus Community.

How to Get Help: Accessing Support

If you are experiencing a mental health or other crisis on campus, call Campus Security at 905.721.8668 ext. 2400 or 905.721.3211.  If you are not on campus, call 911 if you need immediate help.  Alternatively, support can be accessed through the below resources or the How to Get Help Poster.

Employee and Family Assistance Program

Employee and Family Assistance Program

The EFAP Provider, LifeWorks, provides free, immediate, and confidential assistance for any work, health or life concern.  Available 24/7/365 to employees and their dependents by calling 1.844.671.3327 or visit workhealthlife.com.

 

Distress Centre Durham

Distress Centre Durham

Provides support for any issue, feeling or problem that impacts your sense of well-being. This free and confidential helpline is available 24/7/365 by calling 1.800.452.0688.
Durham Mental Health Services

Durham Mental Health Services

Provides services and supports to individuals and families who are living with mental health concerns.  For free and confidential crisis services, available 24/7, call 1-800.742.1890.

How to Give Help: Providing Support

As an employee, leader, or faculty, you are in a key position to see warning signs that may indicate a colleague, team member, or student needs assistance.  Let’s support one another by using the ABCs: Acknowledging the warning signs, Believing in the importance of empathy, and Creating a space to explore support options.

Employees Supporting Colleagues - COMING SOON!

Employees Supporting Colleagues - COMING SOON!

Use the REACH Guidelines for Employees to support your colleagues’ mental health and well-being.
Faculty Supporting Students

Faculty Supporting Students

Use the REACH Faculty and Staff Guide to Student Mental Health Services to support your student’s mental health. If you are concerned about a student’s mental health and well-being, use the Distress Flowchart to find the support that will be most helpful, or you can make a referral to Student Mental Health Services.