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Universal Design for Learning
Welcome to the Universal Design for Learning Certificate!

A Land Acknowledgement

The many contributors to this course are located across the province of Ontario. This training, developed for eCampusOntarioOpens in a new window, by George Brown College in partnership with Northern College, Centennial College, Fleming College, and OCAD University, is available to all postsecondary institutions in Ontario.

We recognize that this partnership and the continued use of this work take place on traditional Indigenous territories across the province. We acknowledge that there are 46 treaties and other agreements that cover the territory now called Ontario. We are thankful to be able to work and live in these territories. We are thankful to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who have cared for these territories since time immemorial and who continue to contribute to the strength of all communities across the province.

The George Brown College course design team members live and work on the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, as well as the Huron-Wendat Nation, the Anishinaabe Peoples, and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. We strive to remain accountable to the Dish with One Spoon, the Two Row Wampum, Treaty 13, and the Williams Treaty.

Acknowledging traditional Indigenous territories is one way to recognize contemporary and historical Indigenous presence and land rights. It is a small step towards dismantling the continued impacts of colonialism and undoing Indigenous erasure in our everyday lives. For more information on the purpose of Land Acknowledgements, please see native-land.caOpens in a new window.

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