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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

Mental health

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If you feel:

  • anxious
  • depressed
  • homesick
  • lonely
  • unhappy

If you are in crisis, talk to your Student Resource Co-ordinator, an ELC team member or anyone you feel comfortable with.

You can also contact Keep.meSAFE. As an ELC student you are registered in the SAFE program by insurance. SAFE provides private and immediate help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may call or chat online with a counsellor in your language and culture about school, relationships, cultural adaptation and more.

Call in Canada and U.S.                     Call collect outside Canada and U.S.                       1.844.451.9700                                 +1.416.380.6578          

You can also call the following centres and services that will provide you with safe and private help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Durham Crisis Line      


Distress Centre Durham


Durham Rape Crisis Centre


Good 2 Talk Student Helpline



A time of trouble, difficulty or danger.

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