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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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Dream Legacy Foundation and Ontario Tech’s Brilliant Catalyst partner to support entrepreneurs in the skilled trades


Brilliant Catalyst, Ontario Tech University’s incubator and experiential learning hub, with support from the Federal Government, has partnered with the Dream Legacy Foundation to launch the B.E.S.T. Foundation Program. B.E.S.T., which stands for Black Entrepreneurship and Skilled Trades, is designed to cultivate entrepreneurial skills throughout a variety of trades. Brilliant Catalyst at Ontario Tech is in a unique position being the only national platform with entrepreneurial support in Canada.

The demand for people skilled in Trades has never been higher in Canada, and Ontario Tech is at the forefront of providing relevant education to aspiring entrepreneurs. Through the B.E.S.T. Foundation Program members will be able to hear testimonials from industry professionals, as well as learn how to apply their knowledge to their own businesses.