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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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Spirit Brand

Ridgebacks primary paw logo
Ridgebacks primary dog logo

Role of Spirit Brand

We’ve updated our Spirit Brand to complement the Masterbrand with refreshed Ridgebacks athletic Symbols and Wordmarks. Our Spirit Brand was developed to celebrate the tradition and pursuit of high standards for extra-curricular programming.

Our Ridgebacks Paw symbolizes power, speed and a mark of excellence amongst its competition. Our Ridgebacks Dog reflects the tenacity and focus of our athletes. Ridgeback dogs are notorious for their loyalty, strong will, confidence and are relentless defenders.

Examples of when to use our Spirit Brand:

  • Official team uniforms.
  • Recreation programs.
  • Athletic playing fields, like the basketball court or hockey rink.
  • Formal department communication.
  • Merchandise and spirit wear.
  • Signage.