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OTIP to raise awareness and funds in support of mental health


January 29, 2019 – OTIP will once again join the conversation about mental health on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for Bell Let’s Talk Day. We know that supporting good mental health for members of the education community is critical due to the unique nature of the job. That’s why on Wednesday, January 30, we’ll continue our efforts to raise awareness and funds for mental health initiatives through our social media channels.

We heard from OTIP members loud and clear last year that this is a topic that is important to them. That is why, in 2018, OTIP doubled its donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) from $5,000 to $10,000.

This year, we will be doing it again. For every like and share on OTIP’s social media feeds, OTIP will donate $1, up to a maximum of $10,000, to CMHA.

Through OTIP’s long term disability (LTD) program, members have access to free services such as FeelingBetterNow®; a confidential web-based tool designed to assist in the early diagnosis of common emotional and mental health issues. OTIP’s LTD program also offers members access to services that advocate for early intervention and treatment to help them navigate the road back to a successful return-to-work.

Connect with OTIP on January 30 as we join the conversation to create meaningful change and build greater awareness, acceptance and action for mental health.

For more information, contact: Patricia Wilkinson-Bizjak, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, OTIP, 1-800-267-6847 ext. 2615 or 519-574-4997 or pwilkinson-bizjak@otip.com.

Cheque presentation from OTIP to CMHA
Nicole Hurley,(right) from OTIP, presents the Canadian Mental Health Association of Ontario with a cheque for $10,000, raised through OTIP's 2018 Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign.

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