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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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Specialized supports

We believe that you should get the best possible support for the mental health challenges you are facing.  If our Mental Health Counsellors do not have the expertise, training or resources to support you, they will make a referral to a specialized support in your home community.  For example, if you are experiencing psychosis, we will refer you to an early psychosis intervention program or local hospital.  Here are some of the specialized supports that have helped our students in the past:

  • Lakeridge Health Eating Disorders Program
  • Ontario Shores Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) 
  • Early Psychosis Intervention Program
  • Bereaved Families of Ontario
  • Pinewood Centre