Reel Causes Film Society would like to extend a big thank you to all who came out to our film screening & photography exhibit on March 17th. The evening was informative, moving and inspiring.
We’d like to thank Tony Hoare for getting the evening going with his stunning exhibit Betrayed: Portraits of Strength, and his thoughtful reflections about the experience of documenting the tragedies of human trafficking. We’d also want to thank our sponsor and venue host SFU Woodward’s and our panelists, including moderator Drew Anne Wake, Victor Porter from the BC Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons and our partner organization representatives, Miranda de Jong, Program Manager from Children of the Street Society and Natalie Drolet, Executive Director of the West Coast Domestic Workers Association. They all contributed to a very informative discussion about recognizing and combatting human trafficking right here in our own communities.
Children of the Street Society provides the following activities and programs in the community;
- 600+ workshops to 27,000 children and youth, allied service providers, parents, and the general public, on sexual exploitation, online exploitation and human trafficking.
- Running 4 youth art sessions to high-risk youth in the Tri- Cities area including a yearly art gallery to showcase their work – childrenofthestreet.com/youthart.
- Providing parent support and intervention to families affected by sexual exploitation and human trafficking – childrenofthestreet.com/parents.
- Facilitating a diversion program for youth caught sexting, in partnership with the Vancouver Police Department that educates both youth, their parents and caregivers on the consequences of their actions.
Please consider making a donation via their website by clicking the ‘donate’ button on their homepage – www.childrenofthestreet.com
The West Coast Domestic Workers Association (WCDWA) was started in 1986 by UBC law students as a community legal clinic. For the past 30 years they have provided legal advocacy and support for temporary foreign workers primarily for in home caregivers. More recently they have expanded to also assist with other low-wage, low-skill temporary foreign workers who are facing employment, exploitation issues and/or trafficking situations in the agriculture and restaurant industries.
The WCDWA recently released an public service announcement
To learn more about labour exploitation and live in caregivers, follow this link – http://www.wcdwa.ca/lcp/labour-exploitation-home/. For more information, ways to get involved or make a donation please visit their website – http://www.wcdwa.ca