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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

Our Services

The centre will evaluate and recommend certain services based on best practices and the needs of the client. Our services can be utilized separately or bundled together, which include: 

  • initial consultations
  • survey design and coding
  • Research Ethics Board (REB) applications
  • data collection
  • data cleaning
  • analysis
  • report writing
  • literature reviews
  • interviews
  • focus groups
  • program evaluations
  • product evaluations

Quite often, we are asked about the topics we cover. During a consultation, we discuss the needs of an organization and what they are looking for in their research. Topics we have covered in the past, include: 

  • academic research 
  • substance abuse 
  • HIV/AIDS
  • housing 
  • poverty
  • workforce 
  • charity 
  • general business surveys

The SRC provides informational and interactive workshops for those interested in learning more about the research process or conducting their own research. Workshops are typically held in-house at Ontario Tech University, or an outside location, but are currently placed on hold due to the current ongoing pandemic. 

If you are interested in learning more about our workshops, please visit our Workshops page. To see previous community outreach workshops, visit our Community Engagement page. 

We would be happy to consult with you regarding potential projects. For more information, contact socialresearchcentre@ontariotechu.ca or 905.721.3092.