Skip to main content
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

Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Indigenous Education and Cultural Services (IECS) provides specialized services to First Nation, Métis and Inuit students as well as all Ontario Tech students wanting to learn more about Indigenous worldviews, perspectives and/or culture.

Services provided:

  • Access to Visiting Elders
  • Advocacy, advising and referrals
  • Connections to the local Indigenous community
  • Community outreach
  • Counselling and traditional supports
  • Cultural advising for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, staff
    and faculty
  • Inclusive monthly programming that includes traditional ceremonies
    and cultural workshops
  • Educational campaigns
  • Outreach programming to elementary and secondary schools
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Support with self-identification
  • Welcoming and inclusive study space
If you would like to talk to a member of our team you can book an appointment by emailing


Learn how one can self-identify as a member of the Indigenous community.
Learn more - Self-ID

Indigenous Recognition Days

Learn about the Indigenous recognition days that happen throughout the year.
Learn more - Indigenous Recognition Days

IECS Events and Programming

Check out the upcoming events and programming hosted by Indigenous Education and Cultural Services.
Learn more - IECS Events and Programming

Awards, Bursaries, Funding and Scholarships

Discover what financial aid options are available for Indigenous students.
Learn more - Awards, Bursaries, Funding and Scholarships