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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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Privacy and ID requirements

To protect your privacy and to follow the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, no personal information regarding your student account will be released to anyone without your precise written permission. Information may be requested by email, telephone, in person, by mail or third-party inquiries. 

By mail

Mail inquiries must be sent from your home address, which can be verified on your Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) application. The Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) office will mail replies only to your home address.

Email inquiries

Email inquiries must come from either the email address on your OSAP application or your student email address. You must also include your Student Number in any correspondence with the university. 

In-person inquiries

To discuss details of OSAP applications, awards, and other academic inquiries, we require you to present valid government-issued photo identification and your valid student ID card. 

Phone inquiries

Information will only be released over the phone if you provide one or more of the following to the SAFA office: 

  • Full name and birth date
  • Student Number
  • Home address

Third-party inquiries

OSAP information will only be released to a third party if the Consent to Release Personal Information section of the OSAP application is completed. The third party will be asked to provide the SAFA office with:

  • Their full name and birth date
  • The student's ID Number
  • The student's home address