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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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Local resources to donate to and access throughout the pandemic

June 14, 2021

Undoubtedly, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been devastating. During this time, it has been reported that...

  • Almost one in seven Canadians have experienced food insecurity [1]
  • The mental health of young Canadians has declined [2]
  • There has been an increase in the number of domestic violence cases [3]

Here is a list of local resources that you can donate to and access throughout the pandemic.

Feed the Need in Durham 

Feed the Need in Durham (FTND) is a service that provides food security to those in need throughout the Durham Region. FTND remains accessible throughout COVID-19 and aims to both protect and support our community. 

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The Denise House 

The Denise House is a 36-year-old organization that provides shelter and support to women and children fleeing abuse. Their services can be accessed throughout the pandemic. As well, their 24/7 crisis line is available for use at 1.800.263.3725.

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Canadian Mental Health Association Durham  

Candian Mental Health Association Durham (CMHA) has been providing mental health services to the Durham Region for over 60 years. They provide services to support those in need of housing, health care, mental health support, and much more. CMHA is listed as an essential service and continues to be operational throughout the stay-at-home order and has updated its COVID-19 protocols

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Cornerstone Community Association 

The Cornerstone Community Association is a 54-year-old institution that offers support, food, and shelter to individuals 16 years and older in the Durham Region. Throughout the pandemic, public wifi and technology have been made accessible to shelter clients.

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Durham Children’s Aid Society 

Durham Children’s Aid Society (CAS)  offers support to children under the age of 18 and their families. CAS continues to offer its services throughout the pandemic. 

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Community Care Durham 

Community Care Durham (CCD) is a charitable organization that offers services to those in need of support ages 16 and older. Their services range from assisted living, health and wellness, transportation, and many others. CCD is considered an essential service and continues to operate during the pandemic. 

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 References 

[1] https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/45-28-0001/2020001/article/00039-eng.htm

[2] https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11-631-x/2020004/s3-eng.htm

[3]https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/domestic-intimate-partner-violence-up-in-pandemic-1.5914344