Hosting a kiosk

Hosting a Moose Hide Campaign kiosk is one of the most effective ways to raise awareness about the Campaign and the issue of violence towards women and children.

Connecting with people on an individual level is a powerful way to build awareness about this critical issue and to promote personal commitment and involvement. Find information here on how to set-up and host a Moose Hide Campaign kiosk, and how to do this safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Raven and Sage Lacerte at kiosk

What is a Moose Hide Campaign Kiosk

A Moose Hide Campaign kiosk is a physical space created by volunteers or Campaign representatives to interact with people about the campaign. It’s an ideal way to hand out moose hide pins and to promote participation in the campaign, including wearing the moose hide, taking the online pledge, fasting or attending a campaign event.

A kiosk set-up usually includes the following:

  • A table and chair
  • Moose hide pins/cards for distribution
  • Campaign information
  • Hand sanitizer or other safety materials that keep those visiting the kiosk safe and adhering to COVID-19 protocols

Other optional materials may include:

  • Moose Hide Campaign visual branding, such as a banner
  • A tent for shelter at outdoor events and festivals
  • A tablet or laptop showing videos or encouraging people to register for an upcoming gathering or take the online pledge
  • Coffee, tea and snacks

Who can host a kiosk?

Anyone who supports the campaign and can host people in a respectful, COVID-safe way is welcome to set up a Moose Hide Campaign kiosk. While the campaign is designed to get men involved in addressing violence towards women and children, we encourage all people to participate in the campaign.

Where can I find kiosk materials?

Campaign materials are available free of charge. Moose hide pins, including animal-free synthetic versions, can be ordered online. The brochure can be downloaded here for easy printing and distribution.

Preparing to host a kiosk

  1. Ensure you can host your kiosk in a COVID-safe way: check current rules and protocols. If it’s not possible, an alternative could be hosting a kiosk online.
  2. Order moose hide pins - they're free and ship anywhere in Canada.
  3. Learn about the campaign and the issues on this website
  4. Gather kiosk materials: table and chairs, moose hide pins, brochure, laptop, etc.
  5. Set-up and host your kiosk!

Aiden Cyr at kiosk

Kiosk tips

  • Prepare for common questions:

    These could include the history of the campaign, what the moose hide patch represents, why the campaign focuses on violence towards women and children (as opposed to all forms of violence) and how people can get involved. Learn how to answer these questions and many more by reading our website carefully, including our issue pages and our FAQs. If you don’t know the answer to a question, just say so – and refer them to campaign staff.
  • Keep COVID-safe:

    Make sure your kiosk is conducted in a COVID-safe way. Check this kind of activity is allowed under current conditions and adheres to government protocols, as well as those of your workplace, community or wherever you plan to host the kiosk. Consider setting up the kiosk outside, only touch pins and cards with sanitized hands, provide hand sanitizer, wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all times. You could host a campaign kiosk online instead, holding a drop-in Zoom call. Check out our Zoom backgrounds.
  • Have fun with it:

    Engaging with others in a friendly way can be immensely rewarding. By hosting a kiosk and handing out pins you are doing something positive to help end violence against women and children, which happens all too frequently in Canada and around the world. Remember you are not being asked to sell anything; while our non-profit society accepts donations, participation in the campaign is and always will be free.
  • Sensitive information:

    Given the prevalence of domestic and gender-based violence, it is possible that someone will share personal information, such as an experience of abuse. While it is important to listen to and acknowledge their experience, it is also important not to press for additional information. Be mindful of confidentiality and encourage them to reach out to trained professionals and services as appropriate. You may also want to have contact information for local supports and services for those affected by violence.
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Reach out to us

Please contact us on info@moosehidecampaign.ca if there is any way we can help, if you have any questions about hosting a kiosk or just want to touch base to talk about the campaign.

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