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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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The faculty members who are part of the CHBE are committed to the principles of social justice, and to the well-being of the communities in which we live. To that end, we have engaged extensively in community-based research, community service, and policy consultation. We have thus established a number of key links with local, national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as municipal, provincial and federal policy-makers and practitioners.

“As a steadfast advocate for the LGBTQ2 community, we are committed to elevating the diversity of families across Canada and are proud to partner with the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism to enrich society and provide hope and support for the inclusion of all. Led by Dr. Barbara Perry, a long-time PFLAG Durham Region volunteer and global pioneer for the advancement of equality, the CHBE provides a forum for protecting the rights of children, youth and adults worldwide who are at risk of experiencing prejudice, discrimination, bullying and violence.” 
Liza Serra
Vice-President and Facilitator
Education Department

PFLAG Canada
Durham Region

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  • Community Partners

    City of Oshawa
    Durham Regional Police Service
    Oshawa Public Libraries
    Town of Ajax
    Town of Ajax Library
    Town of Whitby
    Regional Municipality of Durham
    PFLAG Durham Region

  • National & International Partners

    Alberta Hate Crimes Committee
    Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence
    Canadian Anti-Hate Network
    Canadian Communication Association
    Capitalism Workshop
    Centre for Social Justice
    Canadian Race Relations Foundation
    Centre for Hate Studies, University of Leicester
    Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence
    Centre on Bias and Extremism, University of California Santa Barbara
    Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society
    Department of Justice Canada
    Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
    Edmonton Police Service
    European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance
    Hate and Hostility Research Group, University of Limerick
    Institute for Strategic Dialogue
    International Network for Hate Studies
    Irish Working Group on Hate Crime
    Justice Canada
    Leicester Hate Crime Centre
    National Council of Canadian Muslims
    Ottawa Police Service
    Public Safety Canada
    PFLAG Canada
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    South African Hate Crimes Working Group
    Southern Poverty Law Centre
    UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, University of Basque Country
    UNESCO Co-Chair in Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism, Concordia University
    University of Sherbrooke and University of Quebec
    University of the West Indies Faculty of Law
    York Regional Police Service