Centennial College will resume limited in-person lab instruction using a phased approach beginning on July 6

Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

As members of the College community, we all have a role to play in maintaining workplace health and safety practices. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this includes strictly adhering to our campus re-entry guidelines and protocols, completing the mandatory associated training course and administering a daily pre-screening assessment prior to re-entry.

In addition to those outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Policy, please also note the following roles and responsibilities:

Employees:

Managers:

  • Ensure your teams have acknowledged the campus re-entry guidelines and protocols (including the health and safety protocols identified therein) and have completed the associated mandatory training course
  • Discuss on campus work expectations with your teams
  • Support the health and safety of practices in your area(s)

Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC):

  • Identify workplace hazards and make recommendations on prevention and mitigation
  • Support and contribute to the campus re-entry health and safety plan until the risks from exposure to COVID-19 are mitigated, and the community can safely resume normal activities
  • Support and contribute to on-site inspection of required protocols

Your Psychological Health and Wellbeing

Outbreaks such as the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can bring stress and increased levels of fear and anxiety, and everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. There are many resources related to mental health and coping during COVID-19 that can help you during this period:

Employees

Morneau Shepell, Centennial’s Employee Assistance Provider (EAP), is available to offer emotional support and counselling to faculty and staff, and has increased services during this stressful period. Please see below the resources available to you:

EAP: Morneau Shepell

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  • Website: Work Health Life
  • Contact number: 1-877-890-9052
  • Download app: My EAP (on both IOS and Android)

WellCan: Morneau Shepell

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  • Website: WellCan
  • Download app: Wellcan (both on IOS and Android)
 

AbilitiCBT: Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (iCBT) Program

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Change can be stressful, and adapting to change often means finding new ways of working.

As the College reopens in lockstep with provincial guidelines, the College has developed resources to equip staff and faculty with methods to build the resilience, empathy and accountability that shape an enabling culture. Empowering our community is an essential part of our cultural DNA.

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Building Resilience

Building resilient people, teams and organizations.

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Developing Empathy

Communicating effectively with others.

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Demonstrating Accountability

Demonstrating leadership and accountability.

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Employees can also contact the Human Resources COVID-19 Hotline by calling 416-289-5226 or emailing covid19@centennialcollege.ca.

If you are concerned about your health or are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, do not return to campus. Self-isolate immediately and contact Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000, Toronto Public Health 416-338-7600, or your health care provider.

Students

The health and wellbeing of our students is a top priority for Centennial. Whether you are interested in learning about new time management techniques, looking to connect with or make new friends, or even take part in a virtual fitness class, Centennial has you covered.

Enhanced wellness programming continues to be offered, including a variety of opportunities positioned to allow the Centennial community to engage, restore and grow. Wellness opportunities can be found below.

Whether you are anxious about catching COVID-19, or worried about loved ones living in a country impacted by COVID-19, please know that the College understands your concerns and is able to provide services to help you through this worrying time. Students can reach out to friends, teachers, advisors or staff at the Student Experience Office for any needed support.

As well, support is available through one of the College’s counsellors working at the Centre for Accessible Learning and Counselling Services. The CALCS team remains committed to providing its full range of services for student wellness and accessibility Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Students can book an appointment with a CALCS team member using the link below (preferred method), or over the phone or by email:

Students also can access external after-hours health and wellness supports (available 24/7):

  • Good2Talk Helpline: 1-866-925-5454
  • Telehealth Ontario: 1 866-797-0000
  • International student helpline/online supports: 1-844-451-9700; Visit Keep Me Safe

Students who are concerned about their health or experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms should not return to campus. Self-isolate immediately and contact Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000, Toronto Public Health 416-338-7600, or your health care provider.

Students can also call the College’s COVID-19 Hotline, answered 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday: 416-289-5000 or 1-800-268-4419, press 7 for the COVID-19 Student Hotline

If you see anyone presenting significant distress and may be a danger to themselves and others, please call 911 immediately and notify our Campus Security team at ext. 2020 or 416-439-4357.