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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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Sexual Violence Support and Education

Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities recently released additional data from the Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey conducted at post-secondary institutions across Ontario in 2018. Thank you to all of the Ontario Tech students who took the time to provide information about their experiences so that the university can continue to make their university experience as safe and supportive as possible.

At Ontario Tech, we will be working with our students, primarily through the Advisory Committee on Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Support, to review the data and use it to inform future educational programming and service improvements.

Sexual Violence Support and Education

At Ontario Tech we are committed to:

  • Supporting survivors of all identities if they have experienced sexual violence.
  • Connecting our community members to the tools they need to provide effective support for individuals who may disclose.
  • Engaging our campus community in programming initiatives to help build a culture of consent and empower individuals to intervene in situations where sexual violence has taken or may take place.