The Humber College community will be wearing moose hide pins on May 11 to show their support for the Moose Hide Campaign, an Indigenous-led initiative by men and boys that raises awareness for ending gender-based violence, particularly against women and children.

This year, May 11 is National Moose Hide Campaign Day.

Wearing the moose hide pin signifies an individual’s commitment to honour, respect and protect the women and children in their life and to work together to end violence against women and children.

The use of moose hide for the pins is inspired from the land, from the loving relationship between a father and daughter, from the stretch of highway known as the 'Highway of Tears' where violence has taken so many loved ones and from the spirit of the moose.

It’s the third consecutive year that Humber has been involved in the Moose Hide Campaign.

Humber is also an ambassador campus for the campaign. The designation recognizes the college’s ongoing commitment to reconciliation and its pledge to address violence on campus.

Humber continues to annually recognize and support Indigenous-related events and initiatives, particularly related to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People and Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.

To learn more about the Moose Hide Campaign, visit the website at