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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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Community Engagement

Our centre has worked on a significant number of projects in recent years. We have worked with community-based organizations, not-for-profits, municipal/regional governments, and more. We are happy to consult with any organization regarding potential research.



February 22, 2019 - Clarington Central Secondary School, Bowmanville, Ontario

 Clarington Central Class Presentation

On February 22, the Social Research Centre (SRC) was invited to teach an initial workshop to Grade 12 'Families in Canada' students about the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as some tips on conducting their own mock qualitative research assignment. Thanks to our partners over at Clarington Central Secondary School and the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board for having us.



January 22, 2019 - Region of Durham Headquarters, Whitby, Ontario

SRC team presenting at the Region of Durham LDIPC meeting, January 2019.

On January 22, the SRC team presented a workshop on evaluations and successful grant writing for the members of the Local Diversity and Immigration Planning Council (LDIPC). The SRC team delivered a presentation to community partners in the Durham Region with some tips on how to write a successful grant application, as well as a framework for conducting evaluations within their organizations. Thank you to the Region of Durham for hosting us; we are always eager to see the great work being done in our community by the members of the LDIPC.