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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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Black Youth STEM and Coding Clubs

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Our Black Youth STEM Clubs have been designed to introduce youth to STEM concepts including engineering design, scientific inquiry and the fundamentals of coding. We are committed to ensuring Black youth have a community-oriented and accessible learning environment to explore different facets of STEM, coding, and engineering design. While having Black representation in the classroom so youth can see themselves in multiple opportunities, our STEM and Coding clubs deliver content from a broad range of voices and perspectives, celebrating diversity and acknowledging any limitations in representation. 

Designed by Black STEM students, the program provides Black youth with a community-oriented and accessible learning environment to explore different areas of  science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as coding, and engineering design. With an intent for students to develop skills critical for the future, the program highlights Black role models, promotes academic pursuits, and encourages growth in STEM literacy.  

The curriculum for these programs is aligned to the Ontario Curriculum in the areas of science, technology and mathematics. These programs will be open to youth in grades 1 to 12. We are excited to launch this program in-person this year! We will be hosting interactive programming at Ontario Tech University! Hope to see you there!

Session Details

Cost Per Participant: FREE
Location: Ontario Tech University - Software Informatics Research Centre
Program Date Time (EST)


Black Youth STEM Club

Grade 4 - 8


Saturday, April 1, 2023

Saturday, April 8, 2023


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Note: Because there are limited spots available, please only register if you intend to attend all sessions.


If you have any questions about the programs, please email Mithulan Panchalingam
We are pleased to offer our Black Youth STEM and Coding Club at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua and the Government of Canada’s CanCode program.
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