Project Safe Keeping (Details)

Name of province/ territory:

Nova Scotia

City/ Region:

Nova Scotia

Description of Initiative:

Project Safe Keeping is a collaborative project between Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) 'H' Division and the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association (NSNWA).

RCMP 'H' Division has established a working relationship with the NSNWA and has supported and participated in several Sisters in Spirit educational awareness events throughout the province this year. The Community, Aboriginal & Diversity Policing Services (CADPS) and Immigration and Passport (I&P) sections are in the development phase of establishing a working relationship with RCMP detachments and the NSNWA's local community representatives to deliver a new toolkit called "I am not for sale.” The program seeks to create awareness and education around the human trafficking of Aboriginal women in First Nation communities.

Initiative Key Objectives:

The objective is to create awareness and education around human trafficking of Aboriginal women in First Nation communities.

Section Responsible for Implementation:

Community, Aboriginal & Diversity Policing Services

Key Contact:

Deborah Maloney

Groups/ Agencies/ Key Partners Involved:

  • community groups

Level of Involvement (consultative - information sharing) and/or cooperative - direct involvement):


Amount of Time Initiative has been in Place:

This initiative has been in place since June 2013.

Reason for Undertaking the Initiative:

This initiative was undertaken to reduce the historic levels of violence amongst Aboriginal girls and women.

Resources Required to Implement this Initiative:

There are no costs for RCMP involvement. The NSNWA has incurred costs through setting up meetings with local Aboriginal leaders to help facilitate a discussion on human trafficking.

Method of Implementation:

This program is being phased in through a collaborative approach with the NSNWA and the First Nation Chiefs and Councils.

Key Outcomes of the Initiative:

This initiative aims to improve trust and relationship-building and provide education and awareness that will help reduce the level of violence in Aboriginal communities. As it is still in progress, outcomes are not available yet.

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Forms of Evaluation by which the Initiative will be Assessed:

  • n/a

Evaluation Completed or Community Feedback Received:


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Additional Comments or Suggestions:

The toolkit was delivered to the Mi’kmaq School Board and may be delivered in a school setting in the future.

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