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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 Programs

Black Youth STEM Club

Photo of black youth working with robotEngineering Outreach is proud to present its first program specifically for Black Youth during summer 2021. It is clear there are additional barriers and struggles that youth of colour face as they move through their educational pathway; these STEM programs have been developed by Black STEM Students to provide Black youth with role models and a safe space to explore STEM and develop skills critical for the future. We are pleased to offer these programs at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua and the Government of Canada’s CanCode program. 

All of our programs have been designed to introduce youth to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts including engineering design, scientific inquiry and coding. 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. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our programming for spring 2021 will be running virtually. 

The session details are:


Program Dates Time


Grade 1 to 3

Monday, July 5, 2021

Monday, July 12, 2021

Monday, July 19, 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM


Grade 4 to 6

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM 


Grade 7 to 8

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM 

STEM Club 

Grade 9 to 12

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


We are pleased to offer our Black Youth STEM Club at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua and the Government of Canada’s CanCode program.
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