The Canadian Government has made a nearly $350 000 commitment to the YWCA Moncton for their Brave YW Project.
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced the funding via web conference, stating the commitment will help combat a “heinous” crime.
The Brave YW Project raises awareness about human trafficking to young women and non-binary youth between the ages of 11-19. It aids in access to housing, food security, peer mentorship, professional development training, counselling and other issues at-risk-youth face.
Resources will be shared between youth initiatives across New Brunswick.
“In collaboration with community partners and youth, Brave YW will enhance our provincial capacity to identify, intervene and support victims of exploitation and trafficking,” says Alicia Mazerolle, Associate Director of YWCA Moncton
Funding will be distributed over the next three years and will come from a federal program created to combat serious and organized crime.