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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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Sustainability Policy

Established in 2014, this policy reaffirms Ontario Tech’s commitment to the sector-wide pledge, Ontario Universities: Committed to a Greener World, and reinforces our responsibility to the environment and the well-being of the province. Additionally, this policy will set forth the goals we strive to meet in order to reach the highest possible standards of sustainability on our campus and in our day-to-day activities related to academics, student and staff engagement, operations, facilities, planning, administration and community outreach.

Read the Ontario Tech Sustainability Policy.

Energy Management Plan

Ontario Tech's Conservation and Demand Energy Management (CDM) Plan was developed in response to the Green Energy Act, Ontario Regulation 397/11, published on August 25, 2011. This act requires all public agencies to prepare an Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan.

The Energy Plan has two parts:

  • A listing of the annual energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for each of  the Ontario Tech’s facilities.
  • A report of previous, current and proposed measures for reducing the Ontario Tech’s energy consumption and a forecast of expected results. The initial plan was due July 1, 2014, and is due every five years thereafter. 

Download the Five-year Energy CDM Plan.

Strategic Sustainability Plan - Phase 1

This Strategic Sustainability Plan builds on the Sustainability Policy and was developed in order to support the long-term application of sustainability practices, which will help us meet our established goals.

Download the Strategic Sustainability Plan.