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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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Government Relations

The Government Relations Office (GRO) is housed within the External Relations department. We support the university‘s commitment to cultivating strong, long-term relationships with all levels of government in order to advance the university’s mission and mandate.

What we do:

  • Monitor government activities at federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels.
  • Communicate government activities (e.g. budgets, policies, regulations and bills) affecting the university community.
  • Advocate the university’s position and perspective with government officials.
  • Maintain a directory of key government contacts.
  • Assist with inviting dignitaries to campus.
  • Ensure compliance with provincial and federal lobbying regulations.
  • Facilitate connections between university personnel and government officials on specific issues.

How can faculty and staff help us:

  • Provide the GRO with a copy of all major proposals or submissions to government to ensure that these are recorded for tracking and reporting purposes. 
  • Notify us of any lobbying activity.
  • Notify us of any meetings, correspondence, events and other activities involving government politicians, staff and bureaucrats

Please contact us and let us know how we can be of assistance.