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[free-them] Strikes a Blow Against Human Trafficking

[free-them] Strikes a Blow Against Human Trafficking

On September 27, 2014, anti-human trafficking organization, [free-them], had their 5th Annual Freedom Walk in Toronto and their Inaugural Freedom Walk in Ottawa presented by The Fairmont Royal York to raise money for victims of human trafficking in Canada. The result of months of planning and collaboration, the walks brought together hundreds of people from across Ontario and Southern Quebec, united in their passion to end human trafficking. Read More

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Why We Do What We Do: 4th Annual Journey To Freedom Gala

By Carly Romano

On January 26, 2014, our front-line services partner, Walk With Me, held their 4th Annual Gala: Journey To Freedom. As this was my first time attending the Gala, I did not know what to expect. Navigating my way to Hamilton in gala attire in the midst of -20 degree weather using public transit was difficult to be sure, but it was worth it a thousand times over. Read More

Weighing in on the Freedom Walk

Weighing in on the Freedom Walk

By: Carly Romano

…Phew!

For the last 2 months we have been busy little worker bees buzzing around preparing for the Freedom Walk and as Volunteer Coordinator, I was lucky to have had a front row seat for all the behind-the-scenes action. It blows my mind how our Event Coordinator, Sheila Cardenas, is able to take a bunch of ideas and bring them into reality every year. Her leadership is integral to the Walk’s success and this year was very successful. Around 500 people attended and we raised $45,000! Read More

FREEDOM WALK 2013!

FREEDOM WALK 2013!

Freedom Walk 2013

By: Carly Romano

That’s right, [free-them]’s biggest event of the year is happening September 14, 2013 and everyone is invited! If you’re an abolitionist in the GTA, you won’t want to miss it. Enjoy a ceremony given by several distinguished speakers involved in the fight against human trafficking  followed by a peaceful 4km walk through downtown Toronto. Be sure to grab a purple [free-them] T-shirt and join the purple wave.

Registration is open now: www.freethemwalk.ca

When: September 14, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel

How much: $10 to $15 (covers admin fees). If you raise $100.00 or more, you can get free t-shirt.

Kids are welcome! We have a kids zone prepared for the little ones during the ceremony with lots of fun activities planned. Hope to see you there. Read More

Yoga for Freedom! February 27

Yoga for Freedom! February 27

As yoga is a personal passion of mine, I’m very excited for this event! Yoga allows people to focus intention on a problem and bring about positive effect, so it’s a natural link to focus our intention on eliminating slavery. Read More

Impressions of the Journey to Freedom Gala

Impressions of the Journey to Freedom Gala

I know I had these grandiose plans to post this right as the gala was happening, but the stomach flu had other plans for me. I unfortunately did not make it and missed out on all the fun, but I’ve been attempting to collect impressions from my committee members since then. Read More

Celebrate Survivors With Us at the Journey to Freedom Gala

Celebrate Survivors With Us at the Journey to Freedom Gala

On Sunday, January 27, our victim services partner, Walk With Me, will be holding their 3rd Annual Journey to Freedom Gala to celebrate survivors of human trafficking. Read More

Honouring Heroes
Post Freedom Walk

Post Freedom Walk

What a success! The 3rd Annual Freedom Walk was bigger and better than ever before with 800 people attending from all over North America. Thanks to the sponsors and volunteers, human trafficking was brought to the forefront of everyone’s mind on Saturday. A sea of over 800 purple people took to the streets of downtown Toronto shouting chants and handing out flyers. It was hard not to notice. Read More