Alluriarniq means “stepping forward”

The program provides support (in-person and virtually) to Inuit living in Ontario ages 13 years and older who are at risk or currently engaged in sexual exploitation or victims of human trafficking. We also support victims of sexual violence. The program uses trauma-informed, harm reduction, and Inuit societal values to provide support to survivors.

Our direct intervention includes community-based outreach, programming, and one-on-one support. If you need someone to talk to we are here to listen Monday to Friday during the hours of 9:00am and 4:30pm.

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Programming

Resources

1on1 Support

Outreach

WHAT WE OFFER

Prevention and Intervention

We provide one-on-one support to victims and survivors of sexual exploitation.

Awareness and Education

We provide virtual training and conversations to support understanding of human trafficking and its impact on Inuit.

Programming

We provide capacity building programs grounded in self-love, self-investment, and cultural pride.

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  • Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Our Programs

One on One Support

What is Case Management?

Case managers are here to support service users who are victims of sexual exploitation have better access to services that will support healing and wellbeing.
Case managers can help with safety planning, housing applications, court support, and advocacy with any agency on behalf of a community member.
Our main goals are to provide direct and timely support to individuals in need of help and guidance.
We also provide referrals to other internal TI departments and external agencies.

What is support for Youth Transitioning out of Care?

The Youth in Transition Worker (YITW) works with youth who are transitioning out of the child welfare system, are involved, or have had some involvement during their lifetime.
The YITW is there to help youth prepare for the next stage, assist in goal planning, and create unique safety plans.
The YITW is an advocate and a support person as youth navigate life.
The YITW recognizes the vulnerabilities of youth who have moved to Ontario, and who may be at risk of human trafficking or groomed for sexual exploitation.

One on One Programming

The YITW provides a safe and understanding space using the IQ principles in programming and case management to meet youth where they are to positively educate and support them in a culturally appropriate inclusive setting.

What is Counselling?

After an individual does an intake in the Alluriarniq Program you have the option of meeting with a counsellor regularly. We recognize that counseling can be a new and scary step for service users to try and we applaud you for taking the brave first step of seeing a counsellor.
Counseling is driven by service users and it is necessary that the service user feels the power to take counseling and the healing process where they want to take it.
If you choose to do counseling, you will also be in the driver’s seat.

Key things they can work on with you in your role?

  • Process trauma and addictions to walkout healing.
  • Helping you to learn how to support your mental health.
  • Process grief, significant losses, or major life changes.
  • Discuss ways that you may be feeling “stuck” in life.
  • Emotional support for significant & distressing situations such as attending court.
  • Emotional support for significant & distressing situations such as attending court.
  • Referrals for addictions & mental health support and programs.

Want to connect to a cultural Elder?

We have Meeka Kakudluk as our Program Elder who can be reached if you need support. Just ask staff for her details and she will connect with you by zoom or phone.

Our Programs

Programming

What is Women’s Only Drop In?

Offered by Intervention Coordinator.
Provides life skills, crafts, games, and Inuit specific ideals to all Inuit women.
Special occasion workshops are offered throughout the year such as holiday celebrations, mini-feasts, and important dates that recognize Inuit people, anti-human trafficking and gender based anti-violence.

We meet weekly on Tuesdays 12-2pm.

What is Phased Programming?

Innunnguiniq (Making of a Human Being) provides workshops, sessions, and experiences that will enhance, improve, or teach new skills using Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) Principles. It is divided into three different phases and one retreat.

Phase 1-Tunnganarniq

Fostering good spirit by being open, welcoming, and inclusive. Introduction of a specific topic.

Phase 2-Pilimmaksarniq

Development of skills through observation, mentoring, practice, and effort.
Skill building that reflect the topic discussed in Phase 1.

Phase 3-Qanuqtuurniq

Being innovative and resourceful. Getting involved, leadership and peer support.
Contact Taryn Grant at 613-293-3691 or tgrant@tiontario.ca to register for this program.

What is Youth Programming?

Offered by Youth In Transition Worker.
Collaboration with the youth participants to include guest speakers, outings and virtual programming that aligns with them.
Virtual and in-person programming including outings, arts and crafts, life skills, local Inuit artist performances.

We meet every second Thursday of the month from 3 to 5.

Contact Katelyn Collins at 613-795-4730 or
kcollins@tiontario.ca

Our Programs

Outreach

What is Outreach?

We are an active presence in the community through mobile van outreach and online via our social media accounts.

  • Underwear, socks
  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner
  • Period products, feminine hygiene supplies, pregnancy tests, condoms
  • Dental hygiene kits, deodorant, hand sanitizer
  • Cold weather gear (depending on availability) – long underwear, hats, gloves, scarves
  • Emergency blankets, umbrellas, ponchos, sleeping bags (when available)
  • Snacks, juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate (seasonally, depending on availability)
  • Clothing when available
  • Other items when we have them available

If there is something that you think would be useful, please feel free to talk to us and we will do our best to get it for you! We are always open to suggestions!

We also provide information on our program and services to community partner agencies.

What can someone expect when engaging with Outreach?

We pride ourselves in being inclusive and having a positive attitude towards all community members and being empathetic, compassionate and non-judgemental. We are always willing to give a helping hand and to listen.

Key things that can be worked on with Outreach workers?

The Outreach Workers can help with getting basic hygiene supplies and with information about services that might be helpful, whether within Tungasuvvingat Inuit or with another agency.

If you are a candidate for the Alluriarniq Program, we can also complete an Intake with you and support your transition into the program.

We also provide information about our program and we can do intakes with you right on the spot. We also provide information about our partner agencies.

If you would like more information on this please contact the Prevention Coordinator.

Our Programs

Resources

Indigenous supports:

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families
613-744-3133
Minwaashin Lodge
613-741-5590
Violence Against Indigenous Women’s Shelter, Oshki Kizis Lodge
1-855-789-9433 (toll free)
613-789-1141 (crisis line and phone numbers to request for emergency shelter)
Crisis lines:
Indigenous hotline: Hope for Wellness
1-855-242-3310 (in Inuktitut)
Ottawa Distress Centre
613-238-3311 (24/7)
Information line provides information about accessing more immediate services (shelters and financial assistance)
311
Unsafe at Home Ottawa
613-704-5535 (text)
unsafeathomeottawa.ca (chat online)
Mental Health Crisis Team
613-722-6914 (24/7)
Youth Services Bureau Crisis Line
613-260-2360 (24/7)
Kids Help Phone Chat, call, messenger, and live chat
1-800-668-6868
Ottawa Food Bank:
613-745-7001
Day Programs (Free meals, showers, washrooms)
Caldwell Family Centre
613-728-1800
Center 454
613-235-4351
Center 507
613-233-5626
Centre Espoir Sophie
613-789-5119
St. Joe’s Women’s Centre
613-231-6722
St. Luke’s
613-238-4193
The Well
613-594-8861
Sexual Assault Recovery Resources:
Sexual Assault Support Centre
613-234-2266
Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
613-562-2333 (24/7)
613-562-3860 (TTY)
Ontario Assaulted Women’s Helpline
1-866-863-0511 (24/7)
1-866-863-7868 (TTY)
Medical Supports:
Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team
613-740-0999
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
613-748-0657
Harm Reduction Supports:
Site Needle & Syringe Program and Supervised consumption services
Site mobile van
613-232-3232
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
613-569-3488 (ext. 2101)
Somerset West CHC Overdose Prevention Services
613-238-8210 (ext. 2246)
***911 for immediate police assistance (an emergency or crime in progress)***