Published on: December 10, 2020

As part of the province’s Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy, Ontario is increasing services for child and youth victims and survivors of human trafficking by providing $46 million for 27 new projects across the province through the Community Supports Fund and Indigenous-led Initiatives Fund.

Community Supports Fund Recipients for 2020-2025 include:

Algoma Family Services (Sault Ste. Marie) $1,273,400
Group and individual counselling for at-risk children and youth (aged 11 to 17) and other vulnerable populations (such as racialized and newcomer populations), as well as intensive services for victims and families.

Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara (Hamilton/Niagara) $949,400
French-language services such as psychotherapy support, referrals and assistance accessing resources, as well as outreach and prevention for children and youth.

Ontario Native Women’s Association (Kenora, Lakefield, Midland, Niagara, Orillia, Ottawa, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Toronto) $3,098,700
Youth response team comprising specialized workers and peer mentors with lived experience to provide early intervention, street-based outreach, immediate response and referrals in 10 locations across the province.

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