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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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Practice Guidelines

"Clinical practice guidelines are statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options."

This definition is from: Institute of Medicine (US). Committee on Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines. Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2011.

Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research scientists, research associates and external colleagues have developed or critically appraised guidelines as components of various projects, including the OPTIMa Collaboration and the Global Spine Care Initiative. Currently,  the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) produces guidelines, guideline summaries and care pathways. Led by Dr. Carol Cancelliere and supported byIDRR research associates and administrative staff, the CCGI's mission is "to develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and best practice recommendations, and facilitate their dissemination and implementation within the chiropractic profession".  View the CCGI publications list.

Below is a list of articles on guidelines published by  IDRR/CCGI researchers and colleagues.