Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
LifeWorks, OCAD University's EAP, provides free, confidential assessment and referral services for OCAD U employees and their eligible dependants. Typical issues that may be addressed include life-work balance, concerns about drug and alcohol misuse, marital issues, psychological problems and legal or financial difficulties. LifeWorks also provides a website and other informational resources about important issues, and career development tools to enhance employees’ professional lives.
The service is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week by visiting www.lifebalance.net or by calling 1-877-630-6701. Services available include telephone consultations, personalized searches and referrals, online issue-specific resources, face-to-face counseling sessions and educational materials.
For login and password information, please contact Jeffrey Breau, Benefits Specialist.
Best Doctors Service®
Best Doctors® is a service that connects seriously ill Canadians and their physicians to a worldwide network of specialists. Any OCAD U benefits-eligible employee and their dependents have access to Best Doctors® if their physician suspects or has confirmed diagnosis in one of seventeen covered illnesses.
Best Doctors Brochure (PDF)
For all members of the OCAD U Pension Plan and for those who are considering joining the plan, in partnership with Great West Life we are holding three information sessions in February to provide an overview of the Pension Plan geared to plan members at each of the following stages:
1. Getting Started - February 5, 2014
2. Getting Serious - February 12, 2014
3. Getting Close - February 19, 2014
The sessions will be informative and will provide the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. We hope to see you at one of the sessions!