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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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In January 2018, the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service became law, requiring organizations to comply with Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) legislation with a goal to make Ontario barrier-free by 2025.

As a public organization, the university has a responsibility to ensure all buildings, policies, learning environments and communications are accessible to individuals with disabilities including our website and online resources. In addition, accessible formats of our printed materials are available by request. Please contact us if you require an alternative format.

We take our responsibility one step further, taking people with varying visual abilities into consideration when it comes to our design ethos. Specifically, the university’s brand and faculty colours were selected to be distinctive while remaining as accessible as possible. This includes meeting W3C AA standards for contrast online with accessibility―an important reason why following the brand guidelines when using the logo or other brand elements is key.

Learn more about the university’s overall commitment to accessibility on the Accessibility website.

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