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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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Facebook Canada collaborates with Ontario Tech University’s Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism

Working to be part of the solution, Ontario Tech University’s Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism (CHBE) and Facebook Canada have created the Global Network Against Hate to develop strategies, policies, and tools to combat hate and extremism, including how it spreads and how to stop it.

Led by one of Canada’s top hate studies scholars Dr. Barbara Perry from the Ontario Tech’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, the Centre is an internationally recognized leader in studying the propagation and mitigation of ethnic, racial, gender, and other forms of prejudice.