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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

Supporting Student Mental Health

Review the distress flowchart to help find the support that will be most helpful for your situation.

The REACH guidelines are a helpful tool to use to support your student's mental health.

24/7 Community Distress Resources

  • Distress Centre Durham: 905.430.2522 and 1.800.452.0688

  • DMHS Crisis Access Linkage Line: 905.666.0483 and 1.800.742.1890

  • Durham Rape Crisis Centre: 905.668.9200

  • Good2Talk: 1.866.925.5454

  • Ontario Shores Crisis Line: 1.800.263.2679

  • Toronto Distress Centre: 416.408.4357

Campus Connected

campus connected logoFaculty and staff can consider being part of Campus Connected, an initiative that builds a caring university community. Visit the Campus Connected web page to learn more about the initiative and how to engage with students.