HR and Equity Resources

Faculty HR and Equity Resources


For an overview of all benefits, see the on-line Synopsis of Benefit Plans .This site includes information about: · OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) · UHIP (for eligible individuals who are not covered by OHIP) · Health and Dental Plans · Sick leave · Long-term disability plan · Group life insurance and survivor income benefit program · Pension plan · Athletic and Faculty Club Membership · Tuition waver for staff and dependents and scholarship programme for dependents of faculty members

Equity Offices

The University of Toronto has several equity offices that provide assistance to community members and counsels University administrators on human rights and equity matters. Each office has a specific responsibility and can be contacted directly by any member of the University. Each office is collaborative and consultative.

UTM Equity & Diversity Office provides advice, assistance, and programming for faculty, students, and staff to ensure an equitable and inclusive campus. 

UTM AccessAbility Resource Centre
The AccessAbility Advisors are always available to meet with instructors to discuss the delivery of in class accommodations

Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office provides tri-campus programming, advice, and assistance to faculty, staff, and students on ethnic, racial, cultural and religious differences.     

AODA Office 
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Office focuses on the University’s accessibility as per the expectations set under the AODA. This is a piece of legislation in the Province of Ontario whereby several “standards” assist in fulfilling the goal of making Ontario as accessible as possible.     

Family Care Office provides information, guidance, referrals, and advocacy concerning childcare, elder care, integrating work / study and family life, planning for a new child, or any other family-related matters.

First Nations House provides culturally-relevant services to Aboriginal students that support and unite academic success with personal growth and leadership development.

Health & Well-being Programs & Services addresses issues of health, injury, iullness and accomodation for employees tri-campus.

Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Study & Practice supports students, faculty, and staff in their spiritual and faith-based practices. No matter what your religious or spiritual inclinations, we at the Multi-Faith Centre are here to support you.

Sexual & Gender Diversity Office provides innovative education, programming, resources and advocacy on sexual and gender diversity for students, staff and faculty across the University’s three campuses.

QUTE (Queer U of T employees):  U of T's LGBTQ employee resource group                    

Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre  provides tri-campus assistance and handles complaints of harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.       

Personal and Professional Supports

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
Free, confidential short‐term counselling to employees and their dependents for personal, family, legal, and work‐related concerns. 1‐800‐663‐1142 (24/7)

Community Safety Office provides tri-campus assistance to members of the University of Toronto community that are dealing with personal and/or workplace issues that impact their personal safety. Also serves as a consultant to faculty and staff members who require assistance in evaluating situations that may impact safety on campus.                                           
Employment coaching for spouses/partners of new faculty.
Assistance and resources for prospective and recently appointment tenure and tenure‐stream faculty on relocating to Toronto.
UTM Human Resources Office provides assistance on UTM HR-related inquiries, such as personal information changes, pay, benefits, life events, and awards & recognition.

Office of the Ombudsperson

Office of the Ombudsperson provides an impartial and confidential service tri-campus to assist members of the University who have been unable to resolve their concerns about their treatment by University authorities.