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 experiential education, socio-emotional learning, leadership development, and upskilling for employment. 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:

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Improved Academic Opportunities

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Improved

Self-esteem

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Improved Community

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Potential Careers Opportunities

Throughout the Project iRISE program, survivors are provided opportunities for professional and personal development, building authentic leadership opportunities and skills development.

Additional Benefits 

All participants have the opportunity to become Respect Certified through our community partner, Respect in the Workplace,  Canada's premier training center for skills to prevent bullying, abuse, and discrimination.

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