Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: International Bureau for Children’s Rights
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Date: 2008-03-03
Value: $158,350.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: On the heels of a two-year action research project on the trafficking of children in Quebec, the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR) wants to convey the results obtained through a prevention and intervention project. To this end, it will develop a specialized course for front-line workers. Recruited from seven community organizations, these experts work with vulnerable young women (girls living on the streets and Aboriginal girls). The training will be assessed by the workers and in a discussion group comprising vulnerable girls, in order to optimize its impact (more cases identified, case referral system set up). By training multiplying agents, 10 designated people will in turn become multiplying trainers, thereby multiplying the courses’ impact in their respective areas. An evaluation form will be developed, which will include a short questionnaire for feedback from the trainees. Armed with more efficient tools, the workers will then be able to identify more girls at risk or victims of trafficking, and refer them more rapidly. Finally, the project will wrap up at an event open to the public, which will address the dangers and consequences of trafficking, through an interactive play organized in partnership with the participating organizations. In addition to increasing awareness among the public about the issue of trafficking, this activity will enable approximately ten girls to share their views about the roads that lead to trafficking, all of which tend to pass through social and family difficulties.
Comments: Multi-year project of 2 years (2008-2009).