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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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Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

                           

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Ontario Tech University is an Employer Partner with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), which provides a number of benefits that will support us on our diversity journey. 

Our partnership with CCDI gives all university community members access to: 

 

 

  1. CCDI monthly newsletter, Diversity Ink: 

CCDI’s monthly newsletter provides information about CCDI events and research, and other pertinent news from the Canadian diversity and inclusion realm. Subscribe, and provide your contact information under Sign Up for Our Mailing List. You can also view past editions of the Diversity Ink newsletter.

  1. CCDI Knowledge Repository:

As part of the Members Only portal on their website, CCDI launched an e-library with more than 1,000 documents containing Canadian-specific and international diversity and inclusion research, reports, toolkits and news; these resources are indexed and searchable by multiple parameters (by keyword, topic, etc.). This e-library is an evergreen resource and new content is continually being added. If you would like access to the Knowledge Repository, please email kr@ccdi.ca with the subject line Knowledge Repository Access. Include your first name, last name and work email address. You will receive your login information shortly thereafter.

  1. CCDI monthly webinars:

CCDI offers educational webinars four to eight times per month in both official languages. The webinars are free for all of our employees. Registration is currently open for the 2018 calendar year. The event calendar provides a list of topics and dates. Previously recorded webinars can be accessed via the Knowledge Repository.

Summer webinars include:

  • Accommodations – The ultimate checklist
  • Ageism and age discrimination
  • Let’s talk about privilege
  • The struggle of the caregiver
  • Busting myths – Challenging the myth of meritocracy
  • Cultural competence
  • Bill C-81 – The Accessible Canada Act 
  1. CCDI in-person events:

CCDI hosts best-practice forums and Community of Practice events in 18 cities across Canada twice per year. Check out the event calendar regularly to see when new dates have been added.

This is an excellent opportunity to support diversity and inclusion in Canada.  Don’t forget to register!