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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

Single session supports

What we offer

  • Professional, short-term individual counselling and therapy.

  • Off-campus/community referrals to students who prefer or require long-term counselling/therapy.

  • Mental health consultations for students, staff, faculty and parents related to student mental health.

Drop-in Sessions

  • Drop-in sessions are shorter appointments designed for brief support.
  • Sessions can be booked on the day of in-person or by calling the Student LifeLine at 905.721.3392.

If you are experiencing an emotional crisis on campus during business hours, call the Student LifeLine. 

Please note, we strongly recommend students call the morning of the day they plan on attending a drop-in session to hold a spot if possible. There are days that the drop-in hours are not available due to students in crisis, other meetings, events, etc.  

Drop-in Hours
North Oshawa Location Downtown Oshawa Location
Student LifeLine 905.721.3392
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Student Mental Health Services Student Life Building
Room 61

Monday to Friday
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
61 Charles Street
Room 225

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
3 to 3:45 p.m.

Intake Appointments

  • Sessions are up to 50 minutes in length.
  • This initial meeting will determine the best services to meet your needs.
  • Email reminder of this appointment is sent through your email.
  • Fill out intake and confidentiality forms prior to your appointment.
  • Receive more information regarding our services.
  • Emotional Wellness Scale is a tool which asks a series of questions that allows the student and their counsellor to track their emotional well-being and progress within it. This short survey is completed prior to each session, allowing for accurate tracking of your emotional health.

Follow-up appointments

  • After your intake appointment, your counsellor will discuss next steps.
  • Appointments can be rebooked with your counsellor or by calling or emailing.
  • For longer term or more intensive counselling and therapy services, we can provide options for you with community referrals.

Checking in for your appointment

  • Check in at the front desk when you arrive.
  • If you are waiting for more than 10 minutes after the expected start time of your appointment, feel free to check in with the front desk again.
  • You will be asked to complete a short survey called the Emotional Wellness Scale prior to each appointment.



Your information is protected and confidential. Unless required by law, anything discussed in counselling remains confidential. Parents, professors, administrators and others are not provided with any information regarding a student in counselling.

Please be aware that there are exceptions to this rule; there are circumstances in which counsellors are legally obligated to break confidentiality. See our Confidentiality Statement and our Privacy Guide to learn more.  

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