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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

External Awards, Bursaries and Scholarship

Various community organizations, Indigenous and non-Indigenous companies offer financial assistance to students, learners and Indigenous community members through one-time grants, funding, bursaries and/or awards and scholarships.

Please reach out to indigenous@ontariotechu.ca if you have specific questions regarding Indigenous-specific financial assistance program or applications.

Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training

Post secondary and high school students are eligible to receive funding for both transportation and books if you have a GTA address.  

Learn more - Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training

NIB Trust Fund

The NIB Trust Fund supports education programs aimed at healing, reconciliation and knowledge building.
Learn more - NIB Trust Fund

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

The Caring Society acknowledges individuals and groups, including children and youth, who are working to support the best outcomes for Indigenous children and families.
Learn more - First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

Indspire

The Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program opens doors through education.
Learn more - Indspire

Métis Nation of Ontario

The Métis Student Bursary Program provides bursaries to Métis citizens.
Learn more - Métis Nation of Ontario

Native Women's Association of Canada

Every year, the Native Women's Association of Canada provides scholarships and bursaries to young Indigenous women, Two-Spirit and/or gender-diverse students.
Learn more - Native Womens Association of Canada