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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 healthy, 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. 

Guidelines:

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 and invigilators.

All required mandatory training modules must be completed within the first two 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.

Employee Training Matrix
Module Title and Description Target Audience

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. The module also contains an introduction to GHS - the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.  

All full-time and limited-term faculty and staff.

Health and Safety Orientation for Workers

Provincially mandated basic occupational health and safety awareness training for workers.

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

Health and Safety Orientation for Supervisors

Provincially mandated basic occupational health and safety awareness training for supervisors.

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

Workplace Violence and Harassment Prevention

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

All full-time and limited-term faculty and staff.

Sexual Violence Education and Prevention: Module 1

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

All full-time and limited-term faculty and staff.

Infectious Disease Training

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

All full-time and limited-term faculty and staff.

Ontario Tech Accessible Instruction Module for Educators

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

All full-time and limited-term faculty including Academic Associates, Teaching Assistants and Sessional Instructors.

* To view your training record for the above modules, please login with your MyCampus 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.

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

AODA Customer Service Standard

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

All full-time and limited-term faculty, staff, Board of Governors, 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.

All full-time and limited-term faculty 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. 

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 though, use and enjoy what our communities have to offer. 

Employees of 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 alternations 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.

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

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.

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).

Mindsight

Highlights the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses, includes strategies for self-help, helping a friend, colleague, family members, treatment options and available community resources. 

*Highly Recommended Training

This is not a mandatory module but all full time and limited term employees are encourages to complete this module.

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 above? All Ontario Tech employees can view their current training record any time by logging in with their individual Canvas credentials.

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 healthandsafety@ontariotechu.ca