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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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International Web-Based Diversity Resources

Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.

Children's International Summer Villages is a unique youth exchange organization that provides a range of educational group activities to develop cross-cultural understanding in children and youth from around the world. By encouraging respect for cultural differences and the development of self-awareness, CISV empowers each participant to incorporate these values into their lives as they become global citizens and strive for a more peaceful world.

Global Giving is a web site that helps people locate and support relevant projects from around the globe, including human rights initiatives.

Global SchoolNet offers teaching ideas and resources related to various online tools that assist young people around the world to become literate and responsible global citizens.

Human Rights Education Associates is an international non-governmental organization that supports human rights learning, the training of activists and professionals, the development of educational materials and programming, and community building through on-line technologies. HREA is dedicated to quality education and training to promote understanding, attitudes and actions to protect human rights, and to foster the development of peaceable, free and just communities.

International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) has brought together professional educators interested in diversity and equity issues in education since 1984. This includes intercultural education, multicultural education, anti-racist education, human rights education, conflict resolution and multilingualism issues. IAIE brings together academics and teachers from a variety of disciplines by organizing workshops, seminars and conferences, and by publishing the academic journal Intercultural Education.

International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA) is a private, non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington, DC. The association was founded in 1949 and its membership consists of approximately 160 human rights agencies in the United States and Canada. The goals of IAOHRA are to foster human and intergroup relations, enhance human rights practices under law, and promote civil and human rights around the world.

International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations creates a space for discussion for anyone with an interest in mediating cultural difference and diversity. The journal examines the realities of difference and diversity today, empirically and critically as well as optimistically and strategically, touching upon the topics of difference, diversity and globalisation. Also watch for this group’s annual International Diversity Conference.

International Journal of Multicultural Education is a peer-reviewed open-access e-journal for scholars, practitioners, and students of multicultural education. Committed to promoting educational equity, cross-cultural understanding, and global awareness in all levels of education, IJME publishes a variety of writings such as reports of empirical research; literature-based scholarly articles that advance theories and scholarship of multicultural education; praxis essays that discuss successful multicultural education programs or practical instructional ideas and strategies; and reviews of visual arts, professional and children’s books, and multimedia resources.

Society of Maori Astronomy Research and Traditions looks at the Māori who are the indigenous people of New Zealand who had extensive knowledge of the night sky. The movements of constellations, the heliacal rising of stars, the arrival of comets, the phases of the moon and many other astronomical phenomena were noted and examined by them. This detailed astronomical knowledge resulted in Māori having a precise understanding of the seasons and helped the ancestors of the Māori people to navigate across the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean.

Taking It Global is an online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities. Based in Toronto, it invites educators and students from around the world to share resources and discuss relevant global issues.

The Indigenous STEM Education Project is implementing an important new education project aimed at increasing participation and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). There are six program elements to the project, which caters to the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students as they progress through primary, secondary and tertiary education, and into employment.

The NAMMSAT is a collective group of Māori practitioners in New Zealand who supported the increased participation and achievement by Māori in the fields of mathematics, science, engineering and technology. NAMMSAT aimed to facilitate the participation and achievement of Māori in the educational and commercial sectors, and in Research, Science and Technology (RS&T).

The Virtues Project aims to serve humanity by supporting the moral and spiritual development of people of all cultures, by helping them to remember who they really are and to live by their highest values. Their mission is to provide empowering strategies that inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life through programs of excellence and simplicity that support people of all ages to cultivate their virtues, the gifts of character. 

World Youth Report is a UN document that explores young people's participation in economic, political and community life, and youth civic engagement in recent years among governments, young people and researchers. The Report provides thematic insights on economic, political and community engagement, coupled with expert opinion pieces so as to provide robust and varied perspectives into youth engagement, and is intended to serve as an impetus and tool for dialogue, policy discussion and action between youth and government.