TCOÂ˛ End of Year Wrap Up
Youth Art Gallery 2013
Adult Education Workshops
Annual Pub Night Fundraiser
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WORKSHOP FACILITATORS PRESENTING IN PENDER HARBOUR (LEFT) AND VICTORIA (RIGHT)
Another year has flown by and what a successful year it has been, with workshop requests for elementary, middle, high school and alternate education programs. We are so thrilled to report that in the 2012/2013 school year, we delivered the highest number of TCO² workshops in our organization’s history, conducting a record-breaking 626 workshops to 24,696 children and youth in 28 different communities in British Columbia! This represents a 16% increase from the previous year. TCO² is a prevention education workshop delivered by youth for youth ages 10-18, intended to give young people the tools to keep themselves and their peers safe from sexual exploitation. We were fortunate enough to visit beautiful communities all across the province from Penticton to the Lower Mainland to Bella Bella.
Here is a review of our year in numbers:
high risk youth groups
WORKSHOP FACILITATORS AT THE BC CRIME PREVENTION FAIR (LEFT) AND IN SUNSHINE COAST (RIGHT)
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3 workshops for 70 children and youth in Bella Bella in partnership with PLEA Community Services ONYX Program
British Columbia School Counsellors Association (BCSCA) Conference
Two trips to the Sunshine Coast and presented 15 workshops for over 600 children and youth in partnership with PLEA Community Services ONYX Program and School District 46
British Columbia Alternate Educators Conference in Vancouver
Gathering Our Voices Youth Conference in Penticton
Two trips to Victoria and presented 13 workshops for over 800 children and youth in partnership with the Capital Region Community Action Team
6 workshops for 650 children and youth in Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos and Keremeos in partnership with Soroptimist International of Osoyoos and School District 53
Stronger Nations Conference in Vancouver
7 workshops for 260 children and youth on Saltspring Island
Thank you to our four Workshop Facilitators for your passion, commitment and dedication in preventing sexual exploitation.
(L-R) Tim Lu, Amanda Barnes, Jenny Kuecks and Kevin Lescisin
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We continue to see an increase in demand for our adult education workshops as well, delivering over 77 hours of prevention education through 48 workshops to 1,413 participants this school year. Some of our highlights this year included adult education workshops for: Service providers and Aboriginal elders in Bella Bella in partnership with RCMP Victim Services Over 200 participants at the Annual BC Crime Prevention Association Conference in Vancouver Over 100 youth workers at the BC Recreation and Parks Association ‘In Your Face’ Youth Workers’ Conference FREDA’s National Research Day Sexual Violence Conference in Vancouver Workshop for service providers and city staff at the Vancouver Community Action Team’s Awareness Week Event
Parents from the Sunshine Coast community in partnership with PLEA Community Services ONYX Program and School District 46
Workshop for community members, government representatives, social workers and elders at the Chilliwack Youth Services Awareness Week Event
Workshop for nurses, doctors and social workers for BC Women’s Hospital’s Sexual Assault Service
Educators at BC Alternate Education Conference in Vancouver
Parents from the Osoyoos community in partnership with Soroptimist International of Osoyoos and School District 53
We said goodbye to our Program Coordinator Larissa Maxwell and wished her all the best as she takes on a new role as a Program Manager with Salvation Army’s Deborah’s Gate! We’d like to welcome our new Program Coordinator, Kev Lescisin! Kev graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Criminology Degree and completed a practicum with the Provincial Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP). He then joined the Society as a Workshop Facilitator and contributed to delivering over 600 workshops last year. In his spare time, Kev is passionate about hockey, hip hop and crime prevention.
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YOUTH ART ENGAGEMENT PROJECT PARTICIPANTS
Children of the Street Society held a Youth Art Gallery Celebration on June 13, 2013 at Place Des Art in Coquitlam featuring social justice artwork of youth from Coquitlam Alternate Basic Education (CABE), Suwa’lkh Learning Centre, Connex Alternate and PLEA Community Services Society of BC – Generation Out Youth Drop In Group. The gallery showcased artwork created from our Youth Art Engagement Project, which was part of a nine session project where students learned about human trafficking and sexual exploitation, as well as other relevant youth issues such as youth gangs, media and gender stereotypes, online safety, drugs and alcohol, while transforming their learning into social justice artwork. Over 100 people from the community attended to show their support of the youth and their success in translating their knowledge into thought-provoking social justice artwork. The community was able to draw from the artistic messaging from the youth by reading their artist statements which were displayed with their artwork. The event also featured talented local musical performers Dannea and Patrick Henson, Thom and Jake from the Vaka Studio Society, as well as a spoken word performance by a youth participant. Youth participants shared over 55 pieces of artwork including drawings, paintings, collage, photography, sculpture, masks, street art, spoken word and other artistic mediums that highlighted the issue of sexual exploitation. Children of the Street Society would like to thank those who helped make the Youth Art Gallery Celebration a success: Costco Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam Grill, Thrifty’s Foods Coquitlam, DeSerres Art Supplies, OPUS Framing and Art Supplies, Joey Beanz, and Real Canadian Superstore Coquitlam. The Youth Art Engagement Project is hosted by Children of the Street Society and funded by BC Gaming, City of Coquitlam, City of Port Coquitlam, CKNW Orphan’s Fund, Coquitlam Foundation, Face the World Foundation, McLean Foundation, Ministry of Justice – Province of British Columbia, Silver Wheaton, TELUS, The Amir and Yasmin Virani Family Foundation, Vancity and the Vancouver Foundation Youth Philanthropy Council. Thank you to all of our project partners and supporters for making this year’s project a success!
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“Our students truly believed they could create awareness and make a difference, one small project at a time,” said Paul McNaughton, Principal at CABE School.
“The students were gleaming with pride,” he added, noting that CABE had twelve students and one teacher display their artwork at the gallery showing, all of them attending with family and friends to enjoy the special event.
“Many of the students graduating this year are taking away memories of this program and many are pursuing careers in the arts. We would love the opportunity to participate again in the future,” said McNaughton.
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Our Annual Pub Night FUNdraiser had another amazing turn out this year where over 120 people came out to support us at the John B Neighbourhood Pub on June 26! Our guests enjoyed a delicious burger and drink combo along with a 50/50 raffle and silent auction filled with a wide variety of unique prizes donated by many local business owners. A big thank you to the John B Pub and everyone that came out to support this important cause as we were able to raise $5,000! Funds raised will support our prevention education and early intervention workshops.
Thank you to our generous silent auction donors for making our event such a big accomplishment:
Angelo’s Salon and Spa Art Knapps Port Coquitlam Basic Eyewear Optical BC Lions Bellstar Hotels Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts Canadian Tire Coquitlam Choices Market City of Coquitlam Coquitlam Centre Coquitlam Express Hockey Club Donnelly Group Elite Island Resorts Envision Financial Coquitlam Ethical Bean Coffee Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites Home Depot Coquitlam Isla Found
James Branco, Unilever Canada Kidsbooks Vancouver London Drugs Coquitlam Centre Nature’s Creations Old Spaghetti Factory Pacific Surf School Pajo’s Fish and Chips Prince of Whales Richmond Go Karts Rocky Point Kayak Saint Street Grill Scott Clarke Personal Real Estate Corp. The Zone Bowling Centre TJX Canada Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Westin Grand Vancouver White Caps Football Club
8 2013 SUMMER NEWSLETTER JUNE 26, 2013 AT JOHN B NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB, COQUITLAM
COQUITLAM MAYOR RICHARD STEWART DRAWING THE WINNING 50/50 RAFFLE TICKET
SOME OF OUR SILENT AUCTION PRIZES
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated!
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ALEXANDRA AND CINDY
MOLLY, EMILY AND SIMRAN
In June, we had 5 committed volunteers who contributed almost 40 hours to support our Youth Art Gallery and the Pub Night FUNdraiser. Thank you to our volunteers Alexandra, Cindy, Molly, Emily and Simran for all your efforts and for your role in our success! If youâ€™re interested in volunteering with Children of the Street Society, please contact our Fund Development Coordinator at email@example.com or at 604-777-7510 x 105.
There are many ways you can be involved with helping us to prevent child and youth sexual exploitation in BC! Memberships and Donations play a big part in our everyday work. Support from individuals like you enables us to maintain and expand the positive impact we have on children and youth across the province. Our annual membership starts at $15 for individuals and proceeds from memberships and donations go towards our prevention-based workshops.
How Your Donations Help:
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Workshop resources and supplies for 10 youth participants Gas for 1 full day of workshops A one-hour workshop for 30 high-risk youth participants A two-hour Youth Art Engagement session for 10 high-risk youth participants One-on-one support for a youth and/or family affected by sexual exploitation Donate by phone, in person or online:
604 777 7510
208-1130 Austin Avenue Coquitlam, BC MON-FRI | 9 AM â€“ 4PM
10 2013 SUMMER NEWSLETTER Children of the Street Society is grateful for the many supporters who have provided funding to the Society over the years, and have played a key role in our success and growth. Each contribution has helped us to fill a vital gap in the prevention and education of sexual exploitation in British Columbia. We are sincerely grateful to all our funders and supporters and we look forward to continuing these partnerships and welcoming new ones:
Ministry of Justice
BC Gaming Policy and Enforcement
National Council of Jewish Women Vancouver
Branch Bridge Club Charity Fundraiser in Pitt Meadows
Nature’s Creations, North Vancouver North Shore Community Foundation PLEA Community Services Society of BC
Canadian Tire Coquitlam
Chris Spencer Foundation
Port Moody Foundation
Richmond Community Foundation
City of Coquitlam
RONA, Coquitlam (Lebleu St)
City of Port Coquitlam
Rotary Club of Richmond Sunrise
City of Surrey
City of Vancouver
Soroptimist International of the Langleys
CKNW Orphan’s Fund
Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities
Delta Community Foundation
The Amir & Yasmin Virani Family Foundation
Face the World Foundation
The Diamond Foundation
Green Shield Canada
The Evening Optimist Club of Coquitlam
Home Depot, Coquitlam
The Hamber Foundation
Karyo Edelman Communications
The McLean Foundation
McCarthy Tétrault Foundation
Ministry of Children and Family
Vancouver Foundation Youth Philanthropy
Council West Vancouver Community Foundation
Thank you to all of our committed members, monthly and annual donors as well as those who have contributed honoraria and individual donations. We are grateful for your support!
Fuchsia-coloured ribbons symbolize efforts to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and youth. Fuchsia is a combination of red, for red light districts and purple, the provincial colour for violence prevention. Please wear a fuchsia ribbon to help raise awareness. Ribbons are available by contacting Children of the Street Society.
CONTACT INFORMATION Children of the Street Society 208-1130 Austin Avenue Coquitlam, BC V3K 3P5 P: 604 777 7510 F: 604 525 0024 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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