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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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Anthony Van De Wetering

Anthony Van DeWetering

Customer Support Specialist, Electrical


Prior to joining ACE, Anthony was a longtime electrician with General Motors of Canada working at the truck, car and north plants. He spent some time working in construction on a mine site in Red Lake, Ontario. This was followed by a period of instructing apprentices at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. His many responsibilities included building and maintaining automotive production facilities; the construction of power distribution systems; and working in a collaborative environment delivering government-regulated materials in a classroom setting. He has more than 30 years of experience in the electrical trade, holding both a 309A and a 442A license. He holds an Electrician Apprenticeship certificate from Durham College.