During the event, there were a number of service providers who came out to show their support while also providing valuable information on the free services within the community and information on human trafficking. The purpose of the event was to bring awareness to parents and youth on how human trafficking affects everyone. There were guest speakers that spoke out about their personal experiences of human trafficking who explained how easily they were influenced.
Along with the discussion panel, there were many performances, including spoken word poetry and traditional drumming, dancing, and singing. Overall, the event proved to be a success as many families were open to taking part in discussions and thinking critically around the subject of human trafficking.
In support of the National Day of Remembrance and Action to Stop Violence against Women, The Corner took part in Central Neighbourhood House’s annual event to honor the women and children that have been affected by violence.
The theme of the event was human trafficking. It was titled Taking Back Control: Exploring Human Trafficking and Its Impact on Our Community and was held on December 6th in remembrance of the 14 women that were murdered at Polytechnique Montréal (previously known as École Polytechnique de Montréal).