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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Estate gifts

Will power: that's the power to use the assets accumulated over a lifetime of accomplishment to provide for your loved ones as you see fit. You can also use your will power to leave a gift (called a bequest) in your estate plans to support Ontario Tech University students after your needs and those of your loved ones have been met.

You can leave a bequest in your estate plans by including:

  • A residual amount or a portion of your estate, e.g. 10 per cent.
  • A specific dollar amount or an asset such as your house, cottage or artwork.

Benefits of a bequest gift

  • You have the power to access your assets in your lifetime.
  • Your estate will realize tax-savings while at the same time you have supported Ontario Tech University students.
  • You can change your mind: a bequest can be revoked or modified if your circumstances change.

Wording your bequest

“I give to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology at Oshawa, Ontario, Canada the sum or $_____ (or per cent of my estate) for the use and purposes of the university as its Board of Governors may determine.”

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