GIFT Box in Sarnia
Faith Alliance to End Human Trafficking, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, in collaboration with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada, the Ursuline Sisters in Chatham, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, the Sarnia-Lambton Committee Against the Trafficking of Women and Children and the Sexual Assault Survivor Centre Sarnia-Lambton brought GIFT Box to Sarnia, Ontario from June 3 to June 7, 2016.
GIFT Box was open to the public during Sarnia's summer festival and art crawl weekend. Over six days, between 300-400 people visited GIFT Box, a walk-in art installation which provides information about the various forms of human trafficking.
This project brought together a diverse group of trained volunteers who were present to welcome visitors, raise awareness on the realities of human trafficking and build a strong network across the community to create real change on this issue. Local church communities, Indigenous elders, provincial politicians, social workers and others came together in a shared interest of protecting the most vulnerable.
Photos and videos of the opening ceremonies of GIFT Box in Sarnia can be viewed below.
Speakers include: Sr. Georgette Gregory, Sr. Sue Wilson and Michelle Batty. Additional videos can be seen at the Faith Alliance YouTube page.