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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

According to the UN, it is estimated that there are 370 million Indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries; Canada being one of them. 

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – July 30

We are aware of the scourge of Human Trafficking for purposes of forced labour, organ removal, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation. Although statistics are unreliable due to the covert nature of the crime, we know that Canada is a source, transit, and destination point for human trafficking. 

Haiti Newsletter 2017

Every year, Sister Rosemary Fry travels to Haiti to visit ministries started by the Sisters that continue to serve people and especially children in need. The annual Haiti Newsletter provides donors and other friends of the Sisters with updates on these projects and you can see the 2017 issue by clicking here.

Faith Alliance Symposium Report

On May 17, 2017, Faith Alliance to End Human Trafficking held a symposium on human trafficking for people working in the field and those with lived experience. Here is a report on the recommendations stemming from this conference. 

Reflections on National Aboriginal Day

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day. According to Wikipedia, National Aboriginal Day recognizes and celebrates the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. It was first celebrated in 1996, after it was proclaimed by then Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc to be celebrated on 21 June annually.

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