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.