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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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If you need one on one support from one of our mental health counsellors or a referral to a specialized program, reach out:

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Ontario Tech University is proud to work in partnership with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to students who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression.  This program is funded through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. If you are interested in this type of support, or would like to learn more, speak with your counsellor or make an appointment with our Student Wellness Coordinator.

If the challenges you are facing are outside of our scope of practice, your therapist may refer you to another community support.