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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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Giving Tuesday

We’ve all heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – these are two days for getting deals but let’s talk about the one day for giving thanks. November 28, 2023, is Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving that has grown into a movement uniting people around the world. A day when giving to a cause you care about can inspire millions of others to do the same.

This Giving Tuesday, November 28, help Ontario Tech Students in Need 

ontario tech studentsWith the holidays around the corner and Giving Tuesday taking place on November 28, you can give a gift that helps Ontario Tech students who have urgent financial needs.

As the cost of living continues to rise, with steady increases in food and housing expenses, a record number of students are feeling financially stretched which can impact their overall health and wellness. They are under pressure and may sometimes feel they have to forfeit their academic dreams. 

We hope you will consider joining Giving Tuesday by making a gift to our Student Relief Fund. All funds raised go directly to help our students who are struggling to cover the costs of housing, food, tuition, and other immediate needs. 

Every single gift will be matched, doubling the impact of your contribution.  Consider making a gift in honor of a loved one, it is a wonderful way to show you care while helping to support a student who is experiencing need. Every bit helps and we will send a note to let the honoree know about your gift.

Donate Now

If you don’t want to wait until Giving Tuesday, you can give online right now. Ontario Tech employees can take advantage of our payroll deduction.

We know there are so many great causes to support on Giving Tuesday and hope the students of Ontario Tech make your list!