Skip to main content
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

Headings

  Headings should be used to indicate content structure and hierarchy. Text should not simply be bolded if it is a logical heading.

Instead, use the  Text Format option in the WYSIWYG editor to change the style and format of the text to a heading.

There are six levels of headings, from H1 to H6, where H1 indicates the highest level of importance. There can only be a single H1 heading on any page and this is automatically generated with the page title. 

Screenshot: example of H1 page title

When creating additional headings on a page, be sure to start at a H2-level heading.


  You can have multiple heading levels on a page and they can be nested, but you must ensure that they appear in hierarchal order the first time that the level appears.

For example:

Correct:

H2-level heading
Text content
H3-level heading
Text content
H2-level heading
Text content
H4-level heading
Text content

Incorrect:

H3-level heading
Text content
H2-level heading
Text content
H3-level heading


Review the Editorial Style Guide for additional style and formatting guidelines.

How to

Create a heading

  1. Type your text and highlight it.
  2. From the Formats dropdown, select Headings, then the appropriate heading level (be sure to start at a H2-level heading). Create a heading screenshot
  3. The heading text will now be styled differently, but more importantly, it is a semantic heading that assistive devices such as screen readers can parse as a heading.
Search the CMS User Guide