The Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee meets on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen-speaking and WSÁNEĆ nations. We acknowledge and thank the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, also known as the Songhees, Esquimalt and Beecher Bay First Nations communities for allowing us to live on their lands.
The VFCYJC further acknowledges that the capital region spans the Traditional Territories of Coast and Straits Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth peoples and that, by virtue of being represented by all 13 municipalities, our committee is responsible to help build respectful and enduring relationships with our First Nations neighbours.
This weekend marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Canada ~ established to recognize that the crime of human trafficking is taking place in Canada and Canadians need to be informed about the signs and resources available to help victims / survivor.
Credit to the All-Party Parliamentary Group to End Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking, which continues to advocate for action and awareness. #Hon. John McKay for Scarborough-Guildwood #Sénatrice Julie Miville-Dechêne #Arnold Viersen ...