Ontario government to require all school boards implement an anti-sex trafficking strategy

Ontario Government Requires School Boards to Implement Anti-Sex Trafficking Strategy

“We need an intersectional approach that recognizes who is trafficked most in Ontario – girls, Indigenous and racialized youth, newcomers, youth in care, LGBTQ2S+ youth … any framework that does not center on them will ultimately fail.”

Our Executive Director Marissa Kokkoros provides commentary in this article by The Globe and Mail.

An Award From the City of Toronto

Aura Freedom Awarded Mayor's Community Safety Award

Recognition from our hometown of Toronto.

We’ve been recognized by the City of Toronto with a Mayor’s Community Safety Award for our Peer Prevention Project preventing sexual exploitation and gender-based violence among youth. The grassroots is where the magic happens.

Happy to see the City of Toronto honouring small, grassroots groups doing heavy lifting in their communities. We’re honoured to share space with the other community leaders doing life-changing work in our city.  Check out the other beautiful organizations here.

This award is dedicated to all our supporters who believed in this true grassroots project from day one.

Aura Freedom Wins Award for Relentless Resilience Campaign

Relentless Resilience Named 1 of Canada's Top Recovery Projects

In November, Future of Good recognized the Relentless Resilience campaign with a Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects Award!

Projects recognized with this award are all a part of the ‘Leave no one behind’ rallying cry by the UN that has recognized that it is more crucial than ever to build awareness around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as people and communities look to recover from the pandemic.

In 2021, as a part of the Relentless Resilience campaign, we will be exploring how ending Gender-Based Violence will help our nation and the world achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To see which SDGs we are recognized for working towards by ending gender-based violence click here.

All About Relentless Resilience: The Parenting Show on Global News Radio

All About Relentless Resilience: The Parenting Show on Global News Radio

Listen to this interview with Pina Crispo of The Parenting Show on Global News Radio on how COVID life has been affecting gender based violence. Learn about Aura Freedom’s Relentless Resilience report and campaign, as well as tips and education to help spread the word and support survivors.

 

Click here and scroll to the October 25th episode. 

Women Fleeing Violence During COVID-19: The Morning Show, Global News AM640 Toronto

Women Fleeing Domestic Violence During COVID-19: The Morning Show, Global News AM640 Toronto

Catch our Executive Director’s interview today on The Morning Show AM 640 as she discusses women and children fleeing violence during the COVID-19 lockdown, how to reach out safely and what resources are available. Don’t look away. 
GUEST: Marissa Kokkorus, Executive Director of Aura Freedom International, a grassroots organization that  supports women and girls by fighting against gender-based violence, gender inequality, and human trafficking – in Canada and beyond Support Women and Children Fleeing Domestic VioCatch our executive Director’s interview on The Morning Show AM640 as she discussed women and children fleeing violence during the COVD-19 lockdown, how to reach out safely and what resources are availaCatch our Executive Director’s interview today on The Morning Show AM 640 as she discusses women and children fleeing violence during the COVID-19 lockdown, how to safely reach out for help, and what resources are available. 

Listen to the interview here!