New home opens for Indigenous youth and at-risk survivors of human trafficking in Peterborough – Peterborough Examiner

March 8, 2023

‘This endeavour will help us look after and care for Indigenous young people in a way that meets their emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual needs’

In the 10-year period of 2011 through 2021, 62 per cent of all Canadian human trafficking cases were reported in Ontario.

That same period saw a total of 3,451 cases nationwide.

But a few months ago, a haven of sorts opened for some of those victims – many of whom are Indigenous – in the Peterborough area.

“This is very exciting though and I think the community should know that they exist, and that this type of care is available to those who might need it,” says Rebecca Rivers of Dnaagdawenmag Binoojiiyag Child & Family Services, based out of Hiawatha First Nation.

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