When it comes to finding solutions to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation, the survivor’s voice is vital in establishing effective and comprehensive strategies that advance prosecution, protection, and prevention efforts. Survivors are uniquely equipped to help develop policies, advocate, engage with the public, or collaborate with governments to improve legislation and programming.
The Project iRISE Approach
The Project iRISE program will be designed for survivors by survivors with support from community partners. Using a strength-based approach, we are creating an evidence-based model to empower survivors of trafficking. Our program will provide a comprehensive, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive one-year training that combines coaching, group learning experiences, and peer mentorship. Throughout the program, survivors will be provided additional opportunities to begin healing, build fellowship, and develop into leaders.
Some of our program goals include:
Throughout the Project iRISE program, survivors are provided opportunities for professional and personal development, creating authentic leadership opportunities in a diversity of roles.
Project iRISE’s Survivor Leadership program is a proud recipient of the Community Supports grant, awarded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services in support of Ontario’s comprehensive Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy 2020- 2025.