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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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Healthy Workplace

Faculty and staff at Ontario Tech University are encouraged to champion positive physical and mental health, build meaningful social connections, foster personal and collective resilience, explore opportunities for personal growth, and enjoy work-life balance.

Our Healthy Workplace culture consists of activities, events, workshops, resources and activities that support an employee’s social, emotional, spiritual, physical and psychological health, safety and the quality of their lives.


The university recognizes our people are our greatest asset and is committed to enabling a positive community of empowered individuals who embrace happiness and wellness by adopting healthy lifestyles, attitudes and behaviours.


The Ontario Tech Healthy Workplace Committee is a collaborative group of employees advocating for a positive and healthy workplace culture by:

  • Delivering initiatives to promote healthy lifestyles.
  • Encouraging university-wide participation by listening and responding to employee needs.
  • Providing resources to empower employees.

Events and Initiatives

healthy workplace committee

Strategic pillars