Young Women Unite Virtual Symposium
GET PAID TO LEARN - Gift Certificates and Prizes for Attending!!
Young Women, 13-19 years of age, are invited to join presenters from the Brantford Police Service, Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services,
Victim Services Brant, and Six Nations Police for a 90-minute virtual educational and awareness symposium focusing on healthy relationships & human trafficking.
Saturday, February 26, 2022
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
About this Event
YWU is open to young women between the ages of 13 and 19 years of age who reside in Brantford, Six Nations, Brant County, Haldimand-Norfolk or Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Why should I attend the symposium?
The Young Women Unite Symposium will provide some very important information to benefit young women's health and well being.
We are providing every eligible participant with a $45.00 gift certificate just for participating. Be paid to learn!!
Any other perks?
Tons of great gifts will be given out randomly throughout the YWU symposium to participants. Last year's prizes included, Airpods, a variety of gift certificates, and post-secondary bursaries. This year's prizes will be randomly awarded to attendees and include:
20 - Airpods
5 - $250 Post-Secondary Bursaries
10 - $100 Amazon Gift Cards
What sort of information should I expect to learn?
- Human trafficking or sex trafficking in persons is often described as a modern day form of slavery.
- Learn about what sex trafficking is, understand why and how it happens and where to go for help.
- Indigenous women and girls are especially vulnerable to being targeted by traffickers.
- Learn how to identify the signs and behaviours associated with sex trafficking.
- Understand why and how sex trafficking happens.
Knowledge is power. Education and awareness are key to prevention.
Who will be presenting?
All our speakers are experienced, being trained in, or working with young women and/or victims/survivors of sex trafficking.
Presenters are from the following organizations: Nova Vita, Victim Services of Brant, Six Nations Police and the Brantford Police Service.
Is there a special guest presenter this year?
There is! We are excited to have Kelly Tallon Franklin joining us this year:
Kelly Tallon Franklin
Speaker / Trainer / Best Selling Author / Award Winner / Human Rights/Justice Advocate
Kelly Tallon Franklin is the founder and Chief Executive Director of Courage for Freedom, a Canadian-leading organization who exists to educate, train, and certify front-line and community service providers on proven strategies and prevention tactics to serve vulnerable victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Kelly is an international and national anti human trafficking task force chairperson with Business and Professional Women and has been acknowledged and awarded many accolades globally as a survivor advocate and activist champion of minor aged children and youth. Kelly, her teams, and their projects have created awareness movements and developed support for victim survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation that include equine therapy, trauma informed and person centric care approaches that are revered and respected. Kelly is a survivor, best-selling author, award-winning speaker, respected advocate, and trainer on the issue of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, force prostitution and equines.
Awards and accolades Kelly has received for her work:
- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal of Honour
- Ontario Provincial Volunteer Medal(s) of Excellence
- Canada 150 Certificate of Merit and Recognition
- Chamber of Commerce Women of Impact Award
- State of Michigan House of Representatives Governors Honor Congresswomen’s Justice Award
- Entered into USA Congregational Record as Justice Champion
- American Human Rights Council Social Justice Award
- Business and Professional Women Canada Leadership Award
- Chair of the Business and Professional Women Canada Adhoc Committee in Anti Human Trafficking
- CSW64 UNWomen Presenter
- CSW65 UNWomen Presenter
- Government of Ontario Volunteer Service Award
- Canadian Women of Excellence Acknowledgement
- Province of Ontario Award of Distinction
- Governor-General Award of Distinction
- Elgin Ambassador Member Award
- Government of Ontario Exemplary Service Award
- Women Entrepreneur Distinction Award
- Elgin-Middlesex-London Community Service Award
- Radical Business Magazine – Top 50 Visionaries
- Lynn Factor – Stand up for Kids National Awards Finalist
Are there any conditions to receive the prizes/gift cards?
Good question, and yes there is.
Every young women who registers and reserves a virtual seat must include an accessible email address and telephone number. All registrants will be contacted closer to the event to provide the zoom link for the symposium. Each eligible participant must be in attendance during the symposium in order to receive the $45.00 Amazon gift card and eligible for the random prize giveaways.
Can my friend attend?
I have a sister, cousin, friend, Aunt, Mother, Grandmother who is also interested in participating, however they don't meet the requirements eligible to register. What do you recommend?
Depending on your home situation and COVID related cautions and concerns, if the relative or friend is able to participate with you during the symposium, we encourage you to share this event and participate together. If someone does not meet the requirements listed above then they are unable to register with their own seat and eligible for a gift.
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