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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Moose Hide Campaign

The Moose Hide Campaign is 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. 

As an Ambassador Campus, we're working to 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.

Take the online pledge to end violence

You have the option to submit a verbal, written or video pledge. 

Moose Hide Campaign Day

Leading up to the Moose Hide Campaign Day on Thursday, May 12, 2022, we held an informational webinar with a Keynote Address from Sage Lacerte, National Youth Ambassador to the Moose Hide Campaign. In this webinar, held and recorded on May 2, 2022, Sage shares the origin story, goals and real life impacts that the campaign has had across Canada.


To learn more about the movement please visit the official Moose Hide Campaign website, or if you have questions about Ontario Tech University's involvement with the Moose Hide Campaign please submit your question and a team member will respond to your inquiry. 

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