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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

Preparing a notice of collection

A Notice of Collection is used to obtain individuals' consent for the university to collect, use, and disclose personal information.  There is specific information that a Notice must include such as:

  • The legal authority the university has to collect the information;

  • The purpose(s) for which the information is being collected;

  • Contact information in the event of questions or concerns. 

University departments considering the collection of personal information (either paper or electronic) should contact the Policy and Compliance Advisor regarding the development of a Notice of Collection.

Standard Notice of Collection

The following is a standard Notice of Collection which may, and should be, included on any documents or web forms whose purpose is to collect personal information.

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Act, SO 2002, c. 8, Sch. O. and will be collected, protected, used, disclosed and retained in compliance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act R.S.O. 1990, c. F.31. This information will be used to administer [enter use here].  Questions regarding the collection of your personal information may be directed to:  Ontario Tech University Access and Privacy Office, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, 905.721.8668, ext. 6705, email: accessandprivacy@ontariotechu.ca.