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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.

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A postdoctoral fellow (PDF) who is a non-Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian permanent resident is required to be covered by the University Health Insurance Program (UHIP) at their own expense upon their hire date with the university.

A PDF who establishes residence in Ontario may be eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).

For information on UHIP and/or OHIP, please visit the Human Resource website.

As per the Collective Agreement, PDFs are eligible for the Health Care Expense Account and the Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP).

Details regarding the HCEA value, taxation and duration can be found within the Collective Agreement. Information on how to submit an expense claim can be found on the Human Resources website.

Your Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is facilitated by Morneau Shepell. Learn more on the EFAP web page.