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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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Section 2 - Orientation

A solid employee orientation is the first step to ensuring you are able to retain the person on whom you have just spent time, energy and money to hire. Provide adequate orientation and training for new employees. We also recommend creating an employee handbook of policies that cover matters such as:

  • probationary periods (if applicable to student role)
  • absence
  • vacation
  • discipline
  • sick days
  • safety and harassment
  • reviews and evaluation


New employees should bring a void cheque or direct deposit information from their banking institution.

New employees also need to complete their tax forms:

Workplace familiarity

Introduce your new employee to their co-workers and have an orientation tour of the new work site. Include washroom, lunchroom, parking, building access, emergency procedures, and any other pertinent information that will help the new employee feel more at ease.

See Appendix E for an example.

Occupational health and safety

Review and understand the rights and duties of employers.