05 May 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022, is the official Moose Hide Campaign Day.

The Moose Hide Campaign was founded in response to the rising number of women and children who have experienced violence in Canada – especially those who are Indigenous. It was designed to be a way for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians to come together in response to this crisis. The campaign strives to start conversations that challenge traditional masculinity, gender roles and relationships.

The Moose Hide Campaign seeks to engage men and boys in the ongoing efforts to end violence against women and children. It also works to highlight the disproportional number of Indigenous women impacted by gender-based and domestic violence across the country. You can learn more at the Assembly of First Nations Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Thursday, May 5 is also the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People (or Red Dress Day). Learn more about the REDress Project and the artist that started it.

Although the campaign was created as a call-to-action for men and boys, all individuals are welcome to participate. You can participate in this year’s event by engaging in any of the following:

Let’s work together to end violence against women and children in Canada.

More information
For additional support, the Skills Training for Employment – Survivors of Violence and/or Abuse is designed to help unemployed or precariously employed individuals overcome barriers related to their situation. 

If you are an employer wishing to provide anti-violence workplace training, you can find resources on the Becoming More Than Bystanders program on Support Your Workforce.