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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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FSSH professor partners with Department of Justice to present free webinar Young Women In Custody with Mental Health Needs February 8


Dr. Carla Cesaroni, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, along with Lee Tustin, a Child and Youth Advocate at the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, will present a free webinar Young Women In Custody with Mental Health Needs. The webinar is hosted by the Department of Justice, Youth Justice and Strategic Initiatives section.

Adolescent mental health is a priority for the Youth Justice and Strategic Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice Canada. In recent years, concerns have been raised that young people with mental health challenges are defaulting into the youth justice system.

Related to its on-going work on youth mental health, Youth Justice and Strategic Initiatives has planned an interactive webcast that will explore mental health issues and needs among female justice involved youth. Dr. Carla Cesaroni and Lee Tustin will share their findings on the experience

of female young offenders while in secure detention and serving custodial sentences and how they vary from male young offenders.

This webcast will share knowledge and information about the mental health needs of female young offenders with those who are:

  • Interested in youth justice policy development and programming geared towards the rehabilitation and reintegration of youth involved in the justice system.
  • Working with female young offenders.
  • Work with youth who are in conflict with the law and have mental health issues.

Date:  Friday, February 8, 2013

Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern standard time.

Pre-registration is required by emailing the Youth Justice and Strategic Initiatives at

Once registered, a URL will be sent to participants. Participants will have an opportunity to send questions via email to the speakers during the webcasts. The presentation will be delivered in English with simultaneous interpretation in French.