Humber is committed to providing a healthy learning, working and living environment for our community members; our goal is to become the healthiest campus in Canada. To promote a smoke-free learning and working environment for the college community, in accordance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, Humber has approved the Smoke-Free Campus Policy.
For employees who are interested in quitting or reducing their consumption, there is a variety of resources to assist in the process. For further information, please see:
Below you will find a set of Frequently Asked Questions about Humber going smoke-free. If you have any further questions, please contact your Human Resources Business Partner.
This important step supports Humber’s signing on to the Okanagan Charter for Health Promoting Universitites and Colleges and our goal of becoming the healthiest campus in Canada.
Individuals will not be given time away from work or class to smoke.
Humber property includes all campuses, buildings, spaces, grounds, including residence facilities and all vehicles owned or leased by the College. Generally speaking, Humber property lines extend to the sidewalk. Humber property includes, but is not limited to:
Please note that municipal by-laws have prohibited smoking at the Orangeville Campus since 2012. This remains the same after January 1, 2019.
Individuals wanting to smoke will need to go to the sidewalk in order to do so. Please be respectful of our residential and business neighbours and their properties.
We will be removing all smoking shelters from Humber property by the end of 2018. Some will be repurposed as weather shelters at the Queen’s Plate parking lot.
Requests for accommodation are limited to individuals who provide medical documentation indicating the need to smoke/vape cannabis with a specified regularity coinciding with a scheduled time on campus. Such requests will be reviewed by subject matter experts and determinations will be made as soon as possible.
Employees requiring accommodation are asked to contact Hiren Patel at 416-675-6622 ext. 4237 or email@example.com.
In all other cases, smoking is not permitted on Humber property.
Humber provides several options for stress relieving activities, including on-site fitness centres, mood walks, as well as programs through the Employee Assistance Program for full-time employees.
Humber is committed to promoting health and well-being on campus. The college will subsidize tobacco replacement therapy for staff up to a maximum of $125. To participate, employees can contact Hiren Patel, Senior Abilities and Accommodation Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-675-6622 ext. 4237.
We are also working closely with Toronto Public Health to explore ways to support employees who wish to quit smoking. Some existing resources are:
Ask them how you can help support them and understand that they may be going through a difficult time. This publication is one example of the resources available to those looking to help a smoker quit.
If this is related to a specific medical accommodation, employees are asked to contact Hiren Patel at 416-675-6622 ext. 4237 or email@example.com.
In keeping with municipal by-laws, smoking has been prohibited on the Orangeville Campus and parking lot since 2012. This remains the same after January 1, 2019. Individuals wanting to smoke will need to continue to go to the public sidewalk in order to do so.
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