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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Education and Health Practices

Gain awareness about mental health and engage in well-being practices.

1. Engaging in Education and Skill Building

Learn how to support your well-being and the well-being of our campus community through the below educational opportunities. When we talk a common language, we can reduce the stigma associated with mental health and accessing resources.

Campus Connected

Campus Connected

Learn how to engage with others with an attitude of caring and kindness, as well as listen with empathy and without judgement.
The Working Mind Training

The Working Mind Training

Gain knowledge to identify shifts in mental well-being in yourself and others while learning coping skills to manage stress.  Increasing our awareness about mental health will help reduce stigma associated with mental illness.  Register today!
Mindsight

Mindsight

Mindsight is an online educational resource to reduce stigma by promoting awareness of mental illness, and facilitating a greater understanding of basic strategies and resources for supporting individuals experiencing a mental health challenge.
safeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone Training

safeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone Training

Develop suicide alertness through in-depth skills to recognize signs of suicide, engage someone, and ensure a connection to safety.  Register today!

2. Health Practices through the Dimensions of Wellnesswellness wheel

Health practices stem from various wellness dimensions.  Proactively embedding health practices into our daily routines bolsters our resiliency.  Remember: Self-care is not selfish, but essential to your well-being and those around you.

Is your wheel balanced?  Take the Wellness Wheel Self-Assessment to find out and then develop your own self-care action plan.

Visit our Well-being Resources webpage to access ideas and resources to support your self-care and well-being.