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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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Community resources

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 905.728.1020  
Bereaved Families of Ontario 905.589.4293 grief
Bethesda House 905.623.6050 women's shelter
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) 1.800.463.6273  
Catholic Family Services 905.725.3513 counsel/anger management
Children's Aid Society (CAS) 905.433.1551  
Credit Counselling 905.579.1951  
Drug, Alcohol, Registry (DART) 1.800.565.8603  
Denise House 905.728.7311 women’s shelter
Destiny Manor 906.668.1858 women's rehab
Distress Centre 905.430.2522 24-hour phone line
Durham Child/Youth Crisis Services 1.888.337.0841  
Durham Grief Resources 905.433.1614 or 905.433.4711  
Durham Rape Crisis Centre 905.668.9200 24-hour phone line
Durham Regional Police 905.579.1520  
Family Services Durham 905.666.6240  
First Step Methadone Clinic 905.720.0506  
John Howard Society 905.579.8482  
Kids Clinic (Dr. Khattak) 905.666.4400 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Kids Helpline 1.800.668.6868 24-hour phone line
Men's Hostel 905.433.0254 Cornerstone
Mental Health Services Info Ontario 1.866.531.2600  
Mobile Crisis 905.666.0483 or 1.800.742.1890  
Muslim House 905.665.0424 women's shelter
Oshawa Community Services 905.723.0036  
Pregnancy Help M.O.H. 1.800.314.8533  
Region of Durham Family Services 905.668.1421  
Region of Durham Children's Services 905.666.6238  
Renascent Access Centre 416.847.6442 / 1.866.232.1212  
Rose of Durham 905.432.3622 young mothers
Settlement House 905.728.7525 food bank/counsel
Sexual Assault Care Centre 905.721.6128 ext. 2787  
TELEHEALTH Ontario 1.866.797.0000  
Wish YWCA 905.576.2997 shelter for abused women