Human Trafficking is the buying and or selling of individuals for a purpose of financial gain. Human trafficking can take many forms including; sexual exploitation, labor, or drug trafficking. Human trafficking can include recruiting, harboring or controlling a person’s movements using force, physical or psychological coercion, or deception.
Our Mission Statement
The Anti-human Trafficking branch of the Kenora Chiefs Advisory aims to offer support to survivors and those currently experiencing human trafficking. Through KCA programing like trauma counselling, spiritual reconnection and cultural education our team strives to create a safe program that can help those effected by human trafficking to rebuild their lives.
The main objective of a program like this is to offer wrap around supports for victims. The immense need for a program that offers services tailored to Human Trafficking victims and survivors is evident in the rising prevalence of this issue in our Northern Communities. We at KCA (AHT) are pushing for specific programming offered locally to victims in a way that makes them feel connected and cared for. The program we are building not only fulfills this objective but offers us space to expand and grow to meet the needs of more victims in various levels of need in the future.
Our Commitment to Prevention Education
Education is at the forefront of human trafficking, due to the limited amount of resources and exposure to prevention education victims may find themselves unable to identify the harmful situation they are in and further are unable to access the services needed to get help.
We have developed an education-based presentation to share with community members, victims and citizens of our Northern communities to help teach the warning signs, common red flags, dangers of online luring, and resources to reach out to for help. Along with this presentation we have survivors accounts to share. Sharing of personal stories often can help victims feel a connection between them and the presenter. This helps us teach youth and victims that they are not alone and that we are there to help them in which ever way they see fit at that time. The impact of in person survivor accounts is astronomical and often is the element that hits home the hardest for most people.
At the Kenora Chiefs Advisory we recognize the importance of connection to one’s culture and heritage, because of this we have developed many facets within our program to expand and nurture our client’s spiritual journey to healing.
The Anti-Human Trafficking program is centered around victims and works to ensure there are accessible supports offered to assist in healing after trauma. Some of the approaches we use in our program are;
- Talk therapy
- Trauma based counselling
- Pet therapy
- Emotional Support Activities