Survivor Leadership

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. 

Program Goals

Some of our program goals include:

Improved Academic Opportunities



Improved Community


Careers Opportunities

Throughout the Project iRISE program, survivors are provided opportunities for professional and personal development, building authentic leadership opportunities in a diversity of roles.

  • Policy Advisor

    Working alongside local, provincial, and federal leaders to inform policy.

  • Consultant

    Working for the public and private sector in program design, project management, and curriculum development.

  • Speaker & Trainer

    Working as a keynote speaker, panellist, and training facilitator.


  • Researcher

    Working within academic institutions and organizations to collect, analyze, and report on the latest findings.

Our Program Starts in September! 


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