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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

Therapy and specialized supports

Sometimes self-help options, workshops or groups do not provide sufficient mental health support. If you need one-on-one support from one of our mental health counsellors or a referral to a specialized program, reach out:

Book an appointment

As part of the gradual return to campus plan, Student Mental Health Services are now available in a hybrid model. Currently we are offering intake and counselling appointments virtually through secure video (Google Meet using your ontariotechu.net email account) or by phone, Monday through Friday. In-person appointments are now available as well.

In-person appointments are available by appointment only. Physical distancing protocols, mask protocols, proof of vaccination and staggered entry and exit to maintain physical distancing will be required for these appointments. Please feel free to ask questions and explore this option further by contacting studentlifeline@ontariotechu.ca, your intake coordinator or your counsellor.

  • In-person appointments at the downtown Oshawa campus location will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • In-person appointments at the north Oshawa campus location will be available Monday through Friday.

 

Ontario Tech University is proud to work in partnership with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to students who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression.  This program is funded through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. If you are interested in this type of support, or would like to learn more, speak with your counsellor or make an appointment with our Student Wellness Coordinator.

If the challenges you are facing are outside of our scope of practice, your therapist may refer you to another community support.