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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Disability and rehabilitation policies and practice

The scientific lead for this domain is Silvano Mior.Silvano Mior

The main objectives of the Disability and Rehabilitation Policies and Practice domain are the following:

  1.  Understand the experiences and health impact of MSK disability.
  2.  Understand the patient's role in care delivery.
  3.  Assess equity, diversity and inclusion among rehabilitation health professionals in Canada.

Current Projects:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Chiropractic: A survey measuring cultural competence in Canadian Chiropractors.

Past Projects

  • Exploring Canadian Armed Forces members' beliefs and experiences regarding self-referred Chiropractic care for the treatment of Musculoskeletal conditions. 
  • The management of low back pain in the Canadian Forces: A pilot project to implement and evaluate Chiropractic services.