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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

Mandatory Employee Training

Ontario Tech University faculty, staff and volunteers are required to complete legislated mandatory and site-specific training. At Ontario Tech, we are committed to ensuring a health, safe, and accessible workplace for all employees. The following training resources are being made available to supplement new employee orientation in the virtual and in-person work environment. It is the responsibility of each department and supervisor to ensure that employees, students, and volunteers receive training that is appropriate to their role and responsibilities.

Guidelines

Some of the training modules require an ontariotechu.ca e-mail or ontariotechu.net e-mail account. If you do not have an ontariotechu.ca or ontariotechu.net e-mail account, please contact your supervisor and make a request.

Full-time and limited term faculty include Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, Research Associates, Sessional Instructors, and Post-doctoral fellows.

Full-time and limited term staff include student employees, casual, and invigilators.

All required mandatory training modules must be completed within the first four weeks of hire.

All employees are encouraged to check with their supervisors for any other training that may be required, but is not listed below.

It may take approximately one week for the LMS team to set up a new employee profile in Canvas. Keep this in mind if you are having difficulties accessing modules within Canvas and check back at a later date if you are a new employee. 

Training Frequency

Training is to be completed within a timely manner. New employees must complete training within the first 4 weeks of hire.

Mandatory Training

  • WHMIS

    This online module has been developed to meet the requirements set out in the WHMIS regulation and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. This module also contains an introduction to GHS - the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

    Required for: All full-time and limited-term faculty and staff.

    Access the module here

  • Health and Safety Awareness Training

    Provincially mandated basic occupational health and safety awareness training.

    There are two separate Health and Safety modules, one for workers and one for supervisors.

    Target audience: Any full-time or limited term faculty or staff member that does not have an employee reporting to them.

    Access the module for workers here

    Target audience: Any full-time or limited term faculty or staff member that has an employee reporting to them.

    access the module for supervisors here

  • Workplace Violence and Harassment Prevention

    Provides information and instruction on workplace violence and harassment policies and programs.

    Target audience: All full-time and limited-term faculty and staff.

    Access the module here

  • Sexual Violence Education and Prevention

    Provides information on sexual violence policies and procedures, how to report an incident, and supports available on and off campus.

    Target audience: All full-time and limited-term faculty and staff.

    ACCESS THE MODULE HERE

  • Infectious Disease Training

    Explanation of guidelines and expectations around the prevention and control of infectious diseases.

    Target audience: All full-time and limited-term faculty and staff.

    ACCESS THE MODULE HERE

  • Accessible (AODA) Instruction Module for Educators

    Understanding the Universal Design for Learning and how it can benefit all students, not just those with disabilities.

    Target audience: All full-time and limited-term faculty including Academic Associates, Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Sessional Instructors.

    ACCESS THE MODULE HERE

  • AODA Training

    There are several AODA training modules. Different modules are required for different groups, so please pay close attention to which modules are required for you.

    When accessing the Ontario Tech University AODA modules through Canvas, select the Login link located in the top right corner. If you have previously logged in to learn.ontariotechu.ca, select the Learn LMS Login option, or otherwise select the Staff Login option. If you are unable to login, ask for assistance by emailing lms@ontariotechu.ca.

    Review the Canvas login interactive demo for more information.

    Do you want to check your AODA training record for the modules? All Ontario Tech employees can view their current training record at any time by logging in with their individual Canvas credentials.

    AODA General Requirements

    This module covers the General Requirements for accessibility policies, accessibility plans, training for employees and others, procurement processes, and self-service kiosks.

    Target audience: All full-time and limited-term faculty and staff, Board of Governors, volunteers, and individuals who develop policies or provide goods and services either directly or indirectly to the university (third parties).

    AODA Customer Service Standard

    Learn about and understand the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and standards for customer service.

    Target audience: All full-time and limited-term faculty, staff, Board of Governors, visiting scholars, volunteers, and individuals who develop policies or provide goods or services either directly or indirectly to the university (third parties).

    AODA Employment Standard

    The Employment Standard addresses the processes and procedures organizations follow in recruiting and accommodating their employees. The standard will help people with disabilities participate in our labour force and economy, and will help employers find untapped talent.

    Target audience: All full-time and limited-term faculty, Board of Governors and staff members.

    AODA Information & Communications Standard

    The Information and Communications Standard, as covered in this module, outlines how organizations will be required to create, provide and receive information and communications in ways that are accessible to people with disabilities.

    Target audience: All full-time and limited-term faculty, staff, Board of Governors, visiting scholars, volunteers, and individuals who develop policies, or provide goods or services either directly or indirectly to the university (third parties).

    Working Together: The Code and the AODA

    Learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Code and the AODA and how they affect you at work, in services and in housing.

    Target audience: All full-time and limited term faculty, staff, Board of Governors, visiting scholars, volunteers, and individuals who develop policies, or provide goods or services either directly or indirectly to the university (third parties).

    AODA Design of Public Spaces

    The Design of Public Spaces Standard sets requirements for specific features of our physical environment that will make it easier for people with disabilities to move through, use, and enjoy what our communities have to offer.

    Target audience: Employees of the Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability, Board of Governors and those that have the authority or the approval to build on or make planned significant alterations to the University's public spaces.

    AODA Transportation Standard

    The Transportation Standard addresses ways to prevent and remove barriers to public transportation so that everyone can more easily travel in Ontario.

    Target audience: Those who provide transportation to individuals eligible to use University Transportation services.

    ACCESS AODA TRAINING module here

Operationally Required Training

  • Mindsight

    This training highlights the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses. Training also includes strategies for self-help; helping a friend, colleague, or family member; and treatment options and available community resources.

    All employees of Ontario Tech University are expected to register and participate in this training as part of our commitment to supporting mental health and wellness.

    MINDSIGHT TRAINING

  • 4 Seasons of Reconciliation

    Highlights the historical and current experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, beginning pre-contact and including modules on residential schools, intergenerational trauma, reconciliation & restitution, and more.

    All employees of Ontario Tech University are expected to register and participate in this training as part of our commitment to reconciliation.

    RECONCILIATION TRAINING

Check your training record

To view your training record for the following modules, please login with your MyCampus credentials. 

  • WHMIS
  • Health and Safety Awareness Training (for Workers and for Supervisors)
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment Prevention
  • Sexual Violence Education and Prevention
  • Infectious Disease Training
  • Ontario Tech Accessible Instruction Module for Educators

To view your training record for the following modules, please check the "Grades" section on Canvas.

  • AODA Modules

For further assistance

To request training in an alternate format, please email HRaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca or call Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist at 905-721-8668, ext 3649.

 For further assistance, please email healthandsafetytraining@ontariotechu.ca