We’re here to support you

March 1, 2021

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We know that many individuals and families have felt the stress of uncertainty as communities and organizations across the country work together to contain the spread of COVID-19.

We have seen a lot of changes and have had to adapt to unusual circumstances.

Together with your ETFO Employee Life and Health Trust (ELHT), OTIP has compiled information to help connect you to the information and support you need, when you need it. Whether it is access to mental health services for you or your family, or tools on how to speak with your children or students about COVID-19, we are here to support you.

Visit Mental Health Resources for a comprehensive list of resources on:

It’s important to note that digital mental health resources are now widely available. With fewer barriers to access, digital tools like Beacon have demonstrated their value by helping people cope with topics such as: difficulties with social isolation and worries about financial insecurity.

The Canadian Mental Health Association also has several online resources to address anxiety and support mental health concerns during the COVID-19 outbreak.

To further support your mental health throughout the school year, check out OTIP’s Caring for your mental well-being digital campaign for access to mental health related articles and expert contributions.

Find out what services are covered

As a member of the ETFO ELHT, you have the following paramedical coverage related to mental health and well-being support:

Mental Health Practitioners* $1,500/benefit year combined

*Mental Health Practitioners include Clinical Counsellors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Social Workers only.

To see a full list of products and/or services covered by your benefits plan, review your benefits booklet in My Library. Your benefits booklet includes benefit plan terms and coverage details and is updated on a regular basis to reflect any changes or updates to your plan.

For COVID-related changes, visit our FAQs with important information on:

As we monitor the COVID-19 situation, we continue to provide you with plan information and resources. For more information or to access frequently asked questions regarding your benefits plan and COVID-related changes, visit https://www.otip.com/coronavirus.

Questions? We are here to help! You can contact OTIP Benefits Services at 1‑866‑783‑6847.



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