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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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Ontario Tech prepares for upcoming Moose Hide Campaign

Program is a nationwide Indigenous-led grassroots movement to end violence against women and children


In early May, Ontario Tech University will be embracing the Moose Hide Campaign, an Indigenous-led, grassroots movement of men, boys and all Canadians—standing up to end violence against women and children.

Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of violence since the age of 16; it's far worse for Indigenous women. 

Ambassador Campus Initiative

Ontario Tech is working to earn designation as a Moose Hide Campaign Ambassador Campus. By becoming an Ambassador Campus, the university can help promote the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry Calls for Justice.

The university is dedicated to helping build a safer society for all by supporting the Moose Hide Campaign and its goals to:

  • Address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
  • Build healthier masculinities.
  • Speak out about domestic violence.
Get involved
  • Take the Moose Hide Campaign online pledge to end violence. You have the option to submit a verbal, written or video pledge. 
  • Participate in the Ontario Tech Informational Webinar on Monday, May 2 from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Connect, learn and share experiences during Moose Hide Campaign Day on Thursday, May 12. Hear from inspiring keynote speakers and join workshops. It's a day of traditional ceremonies where you are invited to fast from sunrise to sunset in the #FastToEndViolence

*Please ensure you indicate your affiliation with Ontario Tech University. 

For more information, contact Akeisha Lari, Equity and Inclusivity Advisor, Ontario Tech University.