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OTIP to raise awareness and funds in support of mental health

January 31, 2018

January 31, 2018 – OTIP will once again be joining the conversation on Bell Let’s Talk Day. We know that supporting good mental health for members of the education community is essential due to the unique nature of the job. That’s why on January 31, we’ll be working to raise awareness and funds for mental health initiatives through our social media channels.

“There is nothing more important to us than the health and well-being of our members,” said Vic Medland, CEO. “Mental illness remains one of the highest drivers of long term disability (LTD) claims in the education community, and we are committed to providing our members with access to the tools and support they need to maintain good mental health at work and at home.”

On Wednesday, January 31, OTIP will join the Bell Let’s Talk conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. To recognize the importance of funding critical mental health programs and encourage participation, we will donate $1 every time our Bell Let’s Talk posts are liked and shared (up to a maximum of $5,000).

OTIP 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. Through OTIP’s LTD program, members also have 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 31 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, Director, Corporate Affairs and Communications, OTIP, 1-800-267-6847 ext. 2615 or 519-574-4997 or

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