Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada

by Aura Freedom International
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada

Project Report | Jul 13, 2023
Happy 10 Years of Change-Making!

By Danielle Warren | Development Manager

Hello friends, supporters, and fellow advocates and activists, 

Can you believe it? This year marks 10 years of Aura Freedom. That means a decade of sex trafficking and gender-based violence prevention - many of those years dedicated to educating and supporting our youth (who we know need these life-saving resources most). 

We’ve been doing this a long time. But we couldn’t have without you

You have allowed us to reach thousands of youth, and thousands more family members, educators, and service providers - all those who have a huge impact on our young people. Your contributions created safer communities, systems, and environments for our children, preventing them from experiencing violence and sexual exploitation. This has changed the course of young people’s lives in our communities.

We are forever grateful. 

Although it has already been a decade, we are ready to continue this fight as long as it takes. After all, we are in it for the long haul. 

Since our last report, we have developed and furthered our connections in our local and national communities. We presented at the Toronto Police Service’s International Human Trafficking Conference, providing a workshop reflective of our human trafficking expertise. Additionally, we led a panel at Equal Future’s 2023 Gender Equality Summit, where we spoke out about the National Emergency that is Gender-Based Violence. 

When we know that 9 of 10 of those trafficked in Canada knew their trafficker, and over 70% of those trafficked in Canada are younger than 25 years old, we know we are speaking about a National Emergency - one that is targeting our youth. That is why this project is so important.

And we didn’t stop there. We provided training to Victim Services of Nipissing District, Amela Rising Sexual Violence Support Centre, Heritage Skills Development Centre, Central Housing Neighbourhood, and Mohawk College, among others. 

From these presentations and trainings, the feedback we have been hearing is that the need for this work has not lessened. In fact, our feedback has echoed the statement of one of our most recent respondents: “We need more presentations about human trafficking.” 

Well, we are here to answer that call. 

Thank you for being on this journey with us. We are so grateful to have you with us as we work towards preventing human trafficking by addressing and supporting our youth. The impact of these donations will last generations. 

We are so grateful. 

In solidarity and strength, 


Danielle Warren
Development Manager
Aura Freedom International

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Aura Freedom International

Location: Toronto, ON - Canada
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Twitter: @AuraFreedom
Project Leader:
Marissa Kokkoros
Toronto , Ontario Canada
$7,366 raised of $20,000 goal
 
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