PRESS RELEASE – TUNGASUVVINGAT INUIT RECEIVES MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FUNDING IN SUPPORT OF ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING
OTTAWA, ON – In a funding announcement ceremony held at the head office of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI), 1071 Richmond Road in Ottawa, TI received $3.3 million from the Ontario Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy over 5 years. Ontario is investing $46 million dollars to support young victims and survivors of human trafficking through the Community Supports Fund and Indigenous-led Initiatives Fund. The investment is being provided to 27 new projects throughout the province and TI is one of only two Ottawa based recipients. In addition, TI also received funds as a recipient of the Youth Violence and Human Trafficking Prevention Program. The ceremony was the follow-up to the two announcements made in December of 2020 and May of 2021.