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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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Indigenous Youth STEM Clubs

Indigenous Youth Clubs


Guided by Indigenous STEM students, this in-person program is grounded in Indigenous land-based learning, demonstrating the intersections between Indigenous knowledge, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and engineering design to Indigenous youth from Grades 1 to 12. We aim to renew students’ pride in their Indigenous identity and increase their confidence in the pursuit of STEM careers and education.

Session Details

Cost Per Participant: FREE
Location: Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa Campus
Program Date Time (EST)


Grades 1 - 3

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Grades 4 - 8

Friday, February 16th, 2024

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

Friday, March 1st, 2024

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Grades 9 - 12

Monday, March 4th, 2024 

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Monday, March 25th, 2024

5:30 PM - 7:30 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 program, please email Coordinator Hunter Johnson at
We are pleased to offer our Indigenous Youth Programs at no cost to families with the generous support of Actua and NSERC.

Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 350,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at



 We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.