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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

Disability Management Programs

Throughout a person’s lifetime, they may encounter an illness or injury that is will impact their activities of daily living and those related to work. Ontario Tech University is ready to provide an employee with support when impacted by illness or injury. 

Ontario Tech’s disability management programs are are designed to facilitate the (re)integration of employees with work-related and non-work related injuries and illnesses and to ensure they are able to remain at work or return to work as safely and as timely as possible.  Early intervention is a critical component of each of the programs as well the assessment, planning, implementtion, co-ordination, monitoring, and evaluation of services available to meet an employee's health needs.  

For more information about the components within Ontario Tech's disability management programs, please refer to pages below.

For more information about workplace accommodations, please visit the Accessibility page.

Return to Work

Return to Work

The return to work program exists to facilitate a safe and sustainable return to work from absence due to injury, illness or a medical condition. An effective return to work program aims at identifying potential barriers and determining solutions to address those barriers.
Stay at Work

Stay at Work

The Stay at Work Program provides information and services to support Ontario Tech University faculty and staff who are dealing with an injury, illness or disability, so that they can keep working.
Short-term Disability

Short-term Disability

Full time continuing employees if unable to perform the essential duties of their role due to being totally disabled, may qualify for Short-term Disability benefits. You are eligible to apply if you are absent, or plan to be absent, for more than 5 consecutive business days.
Long-term Disability

Long-term Disability

If you have received Short-term Disability benefits for 24 months and still need support, you may be eligible for Long-term Disability supports.