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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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At Ontario Tech University we take a broad approach to preventing, addressing and resolving Human Rights matters. The Human Rights Office is available to assist University Members to address a continuum of behaviours that create a toxic campus environment.

The Human Rights Office provides supports and tools to campus parties involved in human rights-related conflict. We support: de-escalation, dialogue, facilitated discussions and formal investigations. Confidential consultations are available to anyone who wants to understand their rights or who suspects a policy breach.  

University members can also report concerns formally to the Human Rights Office. Wherever possible, the Human Rights Office will employ early and informal resolution practices to resolve conflict and restore the campus environment. If these techniques are not appropriate or fail to resolve the matter, the Human Rights Office will ensure matters are addressed consistent with the University’s various policy instruments to address and/or investigate discrimination, harassment and formal reports of Student Sexual Violence.