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 and the Ursuline Sisters in Chatham 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.
As World Communications Day approaches, it provides an opportunity to reflect on my (rather new) role as Communications Director for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.
For several years I was involved in ministry as a hospital chaplain. My role during this time was to be a listening, compassionate presence, to offer support, comfort and spiritual guidance when appropriate to the patients and their families who were struggling with issues of loss, grief and hopelessness.