Alluriarniq means, “Stepping Forward”. The program provides support for Inuit aged 16 and older living in Canada that are currently, or have in the past, engaged in sex work or are looking to exit the sex trade and victims/survivors of human trafficking. We also support victims of sexual violence and abuse.
There are 9 people on our team that are compassionate and non-judgemental. They offer support in many ways and include mobile outreach workers that drive through areas of Ottawa and offer things like blankets, deodorant, condoms and other essential personal hygiene items.
There are also wellness workers, counsellors, a Youth in Transition Worker, Inuk Elder, a person putting workshops together, office support and a manager that oversees the entire program.
If you are ever in need, the Alluriarniq program is available to help.