Spirit of Hope
In January of 2021 Treaty Three Police hired Jody Smith, a member of the Ojiways of Onigaming, as the Spirit of Hope Coordinator. The Spirit of Hope Project will address Sexual Violence, Harassment and Human Trafficking. Through the project T3PS will provide education, awareness, and to mobilize 2SLGBTQQIA as an identified marginalized group. This project will engage with our communities, Elders, Grand Council Treaty #3, community outreach groups, Child and Family Services and local Education Authorities on a multi-level approach that includes advocacy, systemic change and grass roots service provision.
The Spirit of Hope Project opened with a traditional ceremony held in Couchiching First Nation. Elder Nancy Jones provided the opening prayer for the ceremony. A project logo was selected amongst youth contest participants.
The Spirit of Hope Project is funded by the Ministry of Solicitor General.
T3PS Youth Engagement Initiative
A year-round project promoting positive relationships between community youth and Treaty Three Police through activities that support community wellness.
At Treaty Three Police we believe that a key component to fostering community relations is through the engagement of youth. Children, teens and young adults have a vital role in their communities and their contributions are valued at Treaty Three Police. Our engagement with community youth will be mutually respectful where we will utilize their ideas, perspectives, skills and strengths in service and project delivery that promotes community wellness.
This project will capture the positive relationship between Police and Youth in Treaty #3.