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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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How we help

Ontario Tech University is committed to maintaining healthy and safe learning, living, social, recreational and working environments. Acts that perpetuate Sexual Violence including Sexual Harassment are against our values and will not be tolerated. In January 2017, Ontario Tech University launched its new policy for students who have experienced sexual violence.

If you have experienced an incident involving Sexual Violence, we can help you. The best way to receive help is to contact a Support Worker in the Sexual Violence Care Unit (905.721.7723 or email who can provide you with support and aid in a confidential environment.

Learn more about how the university stands against Sexual Violence at our special website