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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Awareness and Education

We are here to create awareness and educate our campus community.

Learn more about our events and workshops as well, our monthly themes to create awareness about different equity topics.

Equity Advocates
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Equity Advocates

Equity Advocates develop and deliver initiatives to promote an equitable living, learning, and working environment for students.
Equity Awareness Week
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Equity Awareness Week

Join the Equity and Engagment team during this annual event as we chat with students across campus about all things equity.
Ridgeback RISE
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Ridgeback RISE

This program allows student-athletes that are part of a varsity team to receive training on one RISE topic per year.
RISE workshops
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RISE workshops

The RISE program is a suite of workshops that aim to increase knowledge for students, related to equity, inclusion, consent and respect. 
Lets Talk Sex
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Let's Talk Sex

These workshops are designed to provide education and destigmatization around topics of sex and sexuality
Equity Events
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Equity Events

Discover upcoming and ongoing equity events.
Moose Hide Campaign

Moose Hide Campaign

Ontario Tech is an ambassador campus for this Indigenous-led, grassroots movement.