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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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Off-campus reporting options

Going to the hospital

If you've been affected by sexual assault, you may want to seek medical attention. Several GTA Hospitals, including Lakeridge Health Oshawa, have Sexual Assault Care Centres equipped with specially trained staff and evidence kits designed for sexual assaults. Learn more about what to expect when going to the hospital.

Reporting to the police

Reports can be made to the police in an effort to pursue criminal charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.

If you report an incident of sexual violence, police will take your statement, investigate the matter, and determine if there is enough evidence to lay charges. The police lay charges, not the individual who reported or experienced the violence. The police and the Crown will require your participation in what may become a public process. If the matter proceeds to court, you will likely be called to testify.

Tenancy

Tenants who have experienced sexual violence can end their tenancy in 28 days if they believe they or a child living with them may be harmed or injured if they don't leave the unit. Tenants can give this notice at any time during their tenancy. Learn more about the tenancy process.