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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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Accessible documents, AODA, alternative formats

As a public organization, the university has a responsibility to ensure all communications are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

In January 2008, the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service became law, requiring organizations to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The objective of AODA is to make Ontario barrier-free by 2025.

In keeping with provincial legislation, the university must be prepared to provide alternative formats of traditional communication tools. This includes written documents, reports, brochures, forms, and also extends to multimedia tools, such as videos and ontariotechu.ca.

For comprehensive information about the university’s Guide to Accessible Communications (covering topics such as creating accessible documents, fonts, text size, headings, margins, tables, alternative text, etc.) please consult the accessibility.ontariotechu.ca website.