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.
The objective is to create awareness and education around human trafficking of Aboriginal women in First Nation communities.
Community, Aboriginal & Diversity Policing Services
This initiative has been in place since June 2013.
This initiative was undertaken to reduce the historic levels of violence amongst Aboriginal girls and women.
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.
This program is being phased in through a collaborative approach with the NSNWA and the First Nation Chiefs and Councils.
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.
The toolkit was delivered to the Mi’kmaq School Board and may be delivered in a school setting in the future.