Message to OC community about supports available
Our hearts go out to members of the OC community impacted by the violence and tragic loss of life in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as those with loved ones near the earthquake in Afghanistan. There are resources available to support students and employees through the College.
Students can access a wide range of support through Student Services, including Counselling Services. To book a counselling appointment, visit the Counselling Services booking page. Students can also access mental health support 24/7 through the Province of BC’s Here2Talk page.
Information about supports available for employees:
Employees can access support, including Counselling and other online services, through the College’s EFAP (Employee and Family Assistance Program) Homewood Health. Log into your Homeweb account at homeweb.ca or download the mobile app at homeweb.ca/app. More information is available at www.okanagan.bc.ca/efap. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Pension & Benefits Coordinators at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: International students
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