EmpowerU – Sharing Human Trafficking Knowledge

In honour of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Aura Freedom hosted EmpowerU, a special online event where we invited youth, youth-serving frontline workers, community organizations, advocates, educators, parents/guardians,

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Aura Freedom turns 10!

WATCH OUR EVENT RECAP VIDEO Our hearts are bursting! A heartfelt thank you to all those who came out to A Day After Freedom and celebrated 10

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Our 10-Year Anniversary Event

Join us on October 18, 2023 to celebrate Aura Freedom’s 10-year anniversary at the legendary El Mocambo in Toronto.  A Day After Freedom is an event to

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Relentless Resilience Webinar Series- Unblurred Lines: Sexual Violence in the Workplace

Aura Freedom collaborated with Dandelion Initiative for a powerful online event on sexual harassment and violence in the workplace as part of our Relentless Resilience campaign. 30% of women have experienced one or more unwanted sexual behaviours in the workplace. This event explores sexual harassment and gender-based violence in the workplace, who is affected, and provides information on how to address it and support staff members to work in a healthy environment.

Relentless Resilience Webinar Series- CSW65: Gender-Based Violence is Destroying the World

Gender-based violence IS and HAS BEEN a global emergency and human rights abuse for centuries – yet has never been treated as such. Aura Freedom participated in the 65th Commission on the Status of Women in 2021 with this powerful event exploring how gender-based violence is negatively impacting the world and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Relentless Resilience Webinar Series- Changing Locker Room Talk: Engaging Men & Boys

Aura Freedom collaborated with White Ribbon and Next Gen Men for another Relentless Resilience event to unpack the connections between unhealthy masculinity and gender-based violence. Engaging men and boys to end violence against women is an important step to realizing a world without violence. Don’t miss a live youth musical performance by Jay!

Relentless Resilience Webinar Series- Celebrating Resilience: A Focus on Black Survivors

Aura Freedom collaborated with the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multi-Cultural Women Against Rape and Toronto vocalist Renee for another Relentless Resilience event to highlight the realities and resilience of Black Survivors of sexual violence and explore the dangerous combination of gender inequality and anti-Black racism that Black women face in their daily lives.

Relentless Resilience Webinar Series- A Diplomatic Genocide: Indigenous Women

Aura Freedom collaborated with Indigenous artists, community members and frontline workers in Toronto for an online event on violence against Indigenous women, as part of our Relentless Resilience campaign. Through community conversations, this event raises awareness of violence against Indigenous women in Canada, its roots in colonialism and patriarchal ideals, and how advancing equity is key to eradicating it. Including a grass dance by Scott Norton and opening ceremony by Elder Pat Green.

Preventing Human Trafficking by Advancing Equity and Unpacking Root Causes - Hosted by the Freedom Collaborative

In this webinar, hosted by Freedom Collaborative by Aura Freedom, we explore the root causes of exploitation and human trafficking and how to address them. We examine the systemic oppression of marginalized groups, including women and girls, Indigenous and Black women/youth, LGBTQ2S+ youth, newcomers, and youth in foster care, among others. We also discuss how advancing equity and empowering youth can prevent human trafficking and build thriving communities.

Western University's Learning Network: Innovative Responses Created By/For Youth and Indigenous Communities

Aura Freedom and the Ontario Native Women’s Association were guest presenters for The Learning Network’s webinar Human Trafficking: Innovative Responses Created By and For Youth and Indigenous Communities. Our Director Marissa Kokkoros showcased our Peer Prevention Project, which works to prevent human trafficking by advancing equity and empowering youth.

Creativity for Urban Future- Hosted by Urban + Future & Urban Economy Forum Featuring Aura Freedom

On the Occasion of World Creativity and Innovation Day, our Executive Director was invited to discuss how gender-based violence affects urban communities and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Exploring the Experiences of BIPOC Folks During COVID-19- An Event by The Neighbourhood Group featuring Aura Freedom

A grassroots community event in honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Uncovering Relentless Resilience - An event by Kandaka International for Women's Rights featuring Aura Freedom

A grassroots community event in honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Kandaka International and Aura Freedom discuss how the Relentless Resilience report and movement was created and how it could be implemented in any country to end gender-based violence.