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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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Centre on Hate, Bias & Extremism

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A collaborative approach to inclusion and diversity.

We have all witnessed the dramatic increase in hate-motivated crimes across Canada and the multiple forms of extremism on the rise globally. Now is the time to pursue a more inclusive and equitable future for all, and Ontario Tech University is leading the charge.

To support this bold vision and build an understanding of the trends that are breeding hate across the globe, the University launched a research facility, the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism. It provides capacity for students and researchers to study these trends, engage with the community, foster innovative thinking and enable real impact.

We recognize the urgent need to overcome an increasing climate of hate and fear and to condemn all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination. The Centre offers an advanced training ground for understanding and combating hate crime directed at marginalized communities and the resurgence of right-wing extremism. However, there is still much work to be done.

To realize the Centre’s full potential as the only one of its kind in Canada with this focus, we need to raise $1.4 million, over the next five years.

Help us eliminat bias, prejudice, hate and extermism and empower change – in Canada and around the world.

Invest in a future of global diversity and inclusion.

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