Health & Well-Being Programs & Services
Health, injury, illness and accommodation for U of T employees.
Providing expert advice and assistance to university administration, managers, and other employees on policies, practices, rights and responsibilities associated with sick leave, long term disability and workplace injuries. Working with managers, employees and medical and rehabilitation specialists to ensure timely and effective return to work plans
Assisting employees by monitoring long term disability and WSIB claims.
Providing in-house occupational health services.
Providing leadership and education to the university community on the development of inclusive, fair, proactive approaches to accommodate people with disabilities. Coordinating effective accommodation in the workplace for people with disabilities. Working with administrators, employees, students and unions to implement recommendations from the U of T Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) Committee. Administering the Central Employee Accommodation Fund to assist in the provision of appropriate equipment and technology for people requiring accommodation.
Common Questions about our Services
- Questions about LTD Payroll? Click here to read our FAQ.
- Who do I contact if I am ill or injured and unable to come to work?
- When does Health & Well-being usually contact an employee who is absent from work due to illness or injury?
- I was off work for 15 weeks with a back injury and was only back to work for a day before I got into a car accident. My collective agreement says that I am entitled to sick leave for “periods of up to 15 weeks.” Am I entitled to more paid sick leave now that the doctor says I need time off to recover from the car accident?
- I was off work for 15 weeks due to my illness. I came back to work for a few weeks and then found that I needed to go off again for the same reason. My employment policy says that I am entitled to sick leave for “periods of up to 15 weeks.” Am I entitled to more paid sick leave?
- I am currently on sick leave and expect to be back within 15 weeks. Should I complete the LTD forms?
Other Assistance for U of T Employees
The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is available to employees of the University of Toronto who are eligible to participate in the University’s group benefit programs, and their dependents: spouses, partners (including same-sex partners) and dependent children. This program is provided at no cost to you.
- Visit the HR Forms page for Health & Well-being Programs & Services forms.
Policies & Guidelines
- Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities: U of T Guidelines
- Environmental Health & Safety Policies & Procedures
- Human Resources Guideline on Civil Conduct
- Bill C-13, Part 15 (passed by the House of Commons November 21, 2011)
- Safety @ U of T
U of T Offices
- Environmental Health & Safety Office
- Community Safety Office
- Family Care Office
- AODA Office
Resources for Administrators
Visit the HRIS website for process documentation:
Sick Leave Notification
The Sick Leave Notification Form must be completed by the employee’s supervisor, HR generalist, or business officer.
If you are an employee on sick leave, WSIB leave, or long-term disability, and have questions, please contact Health & Well-being Programs & Services.
Initial contact for all sick leave absences is Anna Maria Gemmiti, Disability & Benefits Advisor at 416.978.2149. Please return the completed form to Health & Well-being Programs & Services (HWB) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health & Well-being Services & Programs was created in 2003 by the Vice-President, Human Resources to integrate resources and services for University employees and managers involved in sick leave, long term disability, occupational health issues, workplace injuries, and workplace accommodation for employees with disabilities.
The University recognizes the importance and benefits of a healthy and engaged workforce and is committed to working with employees to create a workplace that is safe, healthy and accommodating to difference and diversity. Thus Health & Well-being works with and supports other departments committed to examining, and, where possible, addressing workplace health and improving the quality of our working lives at the University through on-going activities to employees.
All content on Health & Well-being website is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. The University of Toronto is not responsible or liable for any diagnosis made by a user based on the content accessed through this site. The University of Toronto is not liable for the contents of any external internet sites listed, nor does it endorse any commercial product or service mentioned or advised on any of the sites. Always consult your own GP if you’re in any way concerned about your health.
For general inquiries, please call 416.978.2149
For individual staff contact information, please visit the Health & Well-Being Programs & Services section of the HR Staff Directory.
When should you contact the office?
- You would like more information on workplace health, injury, illness and accommodation;
- You would like to know more about what can be done to ease your transition back to work after being off due to illness or injury;
- You are a manager with a staff member returning to work after being off due to illness or injury;
- You would like to know more about keeping physically and mentally healthy on the job.
Directions to our Office
We are located at 263 McCaul Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto Ontario, M5T 1W7
- Enter 155 College Street through the main entrance (southeast corner of College and McCaul)
- Take the elevator to the second floor
- Follow the ‘Wheelchair Access to 263 McCaul’ signs
- Cross the glass-covered bridge
- Turn left; Health & Well-being Programs & Services is at the end of the hall