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2nd Annual Indigenous Human Trafficking Awareness Day
21 February @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
About this Event
The Province of Ontario has designated Feb 22nd as Ontario’s Human Trafficking Awareness Day. For decades First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities have been addressing issues of exploitation and violence experienced by their respective communities. To recognize and support ongoing Indigenous community efforts, on Feb 21, 2020 ACTION (Anti-Violence & Coercion Task force for Indigenous Organizations & Networks) will be hosting a day-long event in Ottawa for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, as well as, service providers. This event will bring together Indigenous Culture & expertise, lived experiences, community organizing, and resources in a meaningful way. We invite you to participate and join us for a day of sharing, learning, support, music, and food.
A special thank you to our sponsor: Crime Prevention Ottawa for their contribution to this event.
Where is this event being held?
Due to safety concerns an email on Feb 8th will be sent out to all attendees with details of location and agenda.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes, 16 + years of age.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Taxi Chits will be provided upon request for individuals with accessibility needs. Please contact organizers for Taxi arrangements
For transportation please contact the organizers
there will be parking at the location but not paid for by the event. Individuals will be responsible for parking at their own expense.
What can I bring into the event?
An open mind and an open heart.
If appropriate, we welcome gifts for our First Nations, Inuit and Métis Elders.
How can I contact Co-Chairs of ACTION with any questions?
Kayla Spagnoli: Kspagnoli@minlodge.com
Jennisha Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org