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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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Research results

Thank you for your interest. We have completed all the interviews necessary for the research project and have compiled the data into the completed report, Out of Homelessness: Vulnerability of Unattached Individuals in Durham Region, formerly known as Single at Risk. 

We would like to thank all participants who shared their incredible stories with us, and our community supporters for their contributions that have made this project possible.

The Executive Summary and Final Report are available below for download, and a physical printed copy of the report is available upon request to Dr. Hannah Scott by phone, 905.721.8668 ext. 2653 or email

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