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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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Dependant Tuition Assistance Program

As a benefit for full-time continuing employees, Ontario Tech University assists in the costs of an undergraduate post-secondary education for an employee’s spouse and dependants. Under the provisions of the Dependant Tuition Assistance program (DTAP), the university will provide funding to defray the cost of tuition for an eligible employee’s spouse and/or dependant(s) who is/are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program of study at any eligible post-secondary institution in Ontario.

For more information, review the Dependant Tuition Assistance Program (section 3.4) in the Non-Academic Employment Policies
and DTAP Frequently Asked Questions.

To apply for the program, email a completed DTAP application along with applicable documents to

Effective Winter 2020, Student Direct Deposit became available. 

In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and to enhance payment efficiencies to the DTAP benefits process, Human Resources in collaboration with Finance introduced direct deposit capability.

To receive the DTAP payment, your Eligible Dependent is required to provide either their own void cheque or completed Direct Deposit Authorization form reflecting their banking information. The completed form should be stamped by the bank and submit it directly to Upon receipt of these two forms, DTAP payments will be processed and made payable directly to your Eligible Dependant’s account.  At the end of each income year a T4A will be issued in their name in accordance with the Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.