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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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Communities of Practice

Communities of practice (CoP) are formed by people who engage in a process of collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavour, a band of artists seeking new forms of expression, a group of engineers working on similar problems, a gathering of first-time managers helping each other cope.

In a nutshell:  Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

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  • Indigenization and Decolonization CoP

    The Teaching and Learning Centre facilitates a CoP on the topic of Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation.

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  • Admin CoP

    This is a community who share a common desire to co-create and co-facilitate a mutually supportive and open work environment that optimizes opportunities to share and benefit from each other’s ideas, skills, knowledge, and experience.

    This community is for those who work in administration or for those who have administrative tasks in their roles.

    Time:  9am – 9:45am

    Dates:             Oct 20th 
                            Nov 24th
                            Feb 16th
                            Mar 16th
                            Apr 13th
                            May 18th
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  • C2L CoP

    This is a community who desire to maintain ties post leadership program completion in order to network, problem solve, strategize, and share what they know and what they learn with each other.

    This community is for alumni of the Citizen to Leader Leadership Program.

    Time:               11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Dates:             Oct 20th
                            Nov 24th
                            Feb 16th
                            Mar 16th
                            Apr 13th
                            May 18th
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