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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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Thank You!

Thank You! is an informal recognition program at Ontario Tech. Recognition happens in real-time and is not as prescribed as formal programs like PRAISE.  Thank You! is an avenue to communicate the value of an individual or team contribution. 

Showing appreciation for one another is a great way to demonstrate our commitment to the values of community, collaboration, sticky campus, and partnerships and let us tell our story.

Saying thanks encourages us all to acknowledge the contributions of those around us. Simple acts of kindness like a sincere "Thank you!"  go a long way toward making people feel valued, recognized, seen and appreciated.

Here are some eCards that you can send to your colleagues or teams at any time to recognize them and foster a positive workplace culture.

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