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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Learn more about climate action

Learn what local government, businesses, and community organizations are doing to address climate change, and learn how you can contribute through actions at home and work. Below are links to more information to help you make informed choices and to follow climate change action within the Durham Region.

Resources for Durham Residents

 
Take Action


Durham Greener Homes:  http://www.durhamgreenerhomes.ca/

Smart Mobility Durham: https://www.durham.ca/en/living-here/transportation.aspx

Durham TREES: https://www.durhamtrees.org/

LEAF program: https://www.yourleaf.org/

Policy Documents


Envision Durham (Regional Official Plan update)

Durham Corporate Climate Action Plan

Durham Community Energy Plan & Low carbon pathway

Durham Community Climate Adaptation Plan

 

Durham Climate Roundtable Leadership Committee Climate Action

Region of Durham 
About, Climate initiatives 

Town of Ajax 
About, Climate initiatives 

Township of Brock 
About, Climate initiatives 

Municipality of Clarington
About, Climate initiatives 

City of Oshawa
About, Cliimate initiatives 

City of Pickering
About, Climate initiatives 

Township of Scugog 
About, Climate initiatives

Township of Uxbridge
About, Climate initiatives 

Town of Whitby 
About, Climate initiatives 

Community Organizations and Businesses 

Durham Alliance (Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce) 
About, Climate initiatives 

Durham College 
About, Climate initiatives 

Durham Community Foundation 
About, Climate initiatives

Durham District School Board 
About, Climate initiatives 

Elexicon Energy 
About, Climate initiatives 

General Motors 
About, Climate initiatives 

Ontario Power Generation 
About, Climate initiatives 

Ontario Tech University 
About, Climate initiatives

Oshawa Power 
About, Climate initiatives

St. Mary’s Cement 
About, Climate initiatives