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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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Global Diversity Awareness Month

October 26, 2022

What is Global Diversity?

Celebrate Global Diversity Awareness Month in October! Respect the varied ideas and perspectives of all cultures this month more than ever. We live in a diverse society, and embracing the values of many cultures only deepens our knowledge of and esteem for the entire population. Be open to new perspectives and ideas, respect cultural differences, and take pleasure in a new angle you may have missed. It assists you in developing into a truly global citizen.


Why is Global Diversity Important?

We acquire so much fresh information when surrounded by people of different racial and ethnic identities, and it is a fantastic experience. Simply talking to someone, viewing a video, or reading a book might help us become more open to new concepts and viewpoints in life. Since learning from individuals whose origins and experiences differ from yours enables you to compare and contrast your own life experiences with others, celebrating and commemorating global diversity month is essential. This is essential for personal growth and helps one prepare for the real world.

How can I celebrate global diversity?

Stay informed, be aware and knowledgeable. 

Learning about different cultures is one of the simplest ways to honour Global Diversity Month and demonstrate how you can make a difference. Many resources are available, including films, novels, podcasts, television series, news stories, journal papers, and much more. The defence that I do not know where to go or how to keep up with current events is unacceptable when doing so is as easy as a google search.

The first step in the right way was taking the time to click on this page and learn more about how to celebrate diversity. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many methods to get started, like giving to a charity, creating a blog or initiative that celebrates global diversity, organizing an event to celebrate, sharing your or another person's background, or even joining a diversity recruitment group.

Suppose you cannot accomplish any of these things. In that case, it is still respectable and a step in the right direction to do your research, be educated in conversations, keep up with current events, try to be inclusive of everyone, and initiate a dialogue about global diversity.

Every year, during Global Diversity Awareness Month, we get to recognize and honour the individuals in our communities who come from various backgrounds. Though it should be instilled in our everyday thoughts to adapt, evolve, and be conscious of diversity as it plays a significant role in our daily lives, celebrating global diversity should not be relegated to one month alone. You may try to detect unconscious prejudices by being aware, listening to many points of view, and maintaining your commitment to advancing equality.


Thank you for reading; this is the first step in the correct route. So get out there and keep learning!