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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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Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (usually called CASL) came into force on July 1, 2014 and is one of the world’s most stringent anti-spam laws.

CASL prohibits the sending of a commercial electronic messages (CEMs) without the receiver’s consent.  The primary purpose of CASL is to reduce the amount of spam (unwanted CEMs) that Canadians receive.  In addition, CASL also regulates the following activities:

  • Installing unwanted computer programs (e.g. spyware and viruses);
  • Altering transmission data;
  • Providing false or misleading information in a message;
  • Harvesting addresses;
  • Collecting personal information;

CASL applies to the majority of organizations in Canada, including the University, and there are significant financial penalties for any organization that fails to comply with the legislation.   As a result, faculty and staff who are sending communications on behalf of the University are strongly advised to use the information on these web pages in order to understand how CASL applies to the types of messages and activities being considered and how to comply with the University's obligations under the legislation.

Any questions about CASL may be directed to the Policy and Compliance Advisor at policy@ontariotechu.ca