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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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Durham Workforce Authority (DWA), Oshawa ON

"The Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) has worked closely with the Social Research Centre (SRC) for the past few years on a wide variety of projects. The expertise, professionalism and support of the SRC has been critical to the success of numerous Durham Region surveys and projects. The SRC has been vital in assisting the DWA develop and implement an organizational research strategy and setting a higher standard of community-based research in Durham Region and beyond. The SRC continues to be a responsive, flexible, community driven partner, with a vested interested in producing community-based research with sound academic rigor. The Social Research Centre is an invaluable asset to the Durham Region community and a highly esteemed partner of the Durham Workforce Authority."


Joanne's House, Ajax ON

"We want to thank the SRC for their insight and expertise on the survey questions for our Resident Support Program.  Their feedback has helped us collect data in a thoughtful and consistent manner, and this provided a solid foundation for our annual report". 


Community Council Development Durham (CDCD), Durham Region

"CDCD began partnering with the Social Research Centre in early 2019, initially for a community data analysis project.  Director Stein and his team were so engaging, energetic, and professional throughout the process that we contracted them for additional research support almost immediately.  Their approach of viewing community groups as partners, and their willingness to work towards our goals has been extremely productive for our organization. We now see the SRC as a community partner who will help develop Durham Region not only through research, but also by building capacity through positive relationships."