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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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Virtual Anti-Hate Town Hall

Wednesday, April 20th, 5:00pm (Pacific time)

 We must be united to fight racism & stand up for human rights. During the pandemic, racist incidents reported to police have increased at an alarming rate. Tragically, we have seen an increase in Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, transphobia and misogyny in our society. We see racism against Black and Indigenous peoples, other racially marginalized communities, rising anti-Asian racism, and yet symbols of hate are freely displayed and sold across our country. 

That’s why NDP MP Peter Julian tabled Private Member’s Bill C-229 calling on Justin Trudeau to ban the display of hate symbols like the Nazi hooked cross and Confederate flags. C-229 is a critical step to addressing hate and making our communities safer for everyone. 

Community and elected leaders, concerned Canadians, anti-hate activists and other allies will gather at the virtual NDP Anti-Hate Town Hall to have a focused dialogue on anti-hate and anti-racism work in Canada and to address the growing violence, systemic racism and hatred that we are seeing in many Canadian communities. 


Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada 

Peter Julian, Member of Parliament for New Westminster-Burnaby

Bernie Farber, Chair, Canadian Anti-Hate Network

Dr. Barbara Perry, Director, Center on Hate, Bias and Extremism, Ontario Tech University  

Pandit Roopnauth Sharma, President of the Canadian Multifaith Federation and President of the Hindu Federation 

Date: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Time: 5pm PT - 8pm ET

Register for the Town Hall below. A zoom link will be sent to RSVPs Wednesday April 20th.