What We Do
#NotInMyCity brings key partners and stakeholders together to engage, commit and collectively build an action plan to disrupt, prevent and end human trafficking with a focus on child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.
The leadership team for #NIMC is committed to working with all partners to support, facilitate and advocate for the development and mobilization of a strategic, integrated plan to bring about transformational and sustainable change at the grassroots, practice, policy and legislative levels.
Partners and supporters include a growing list of visionary businesses and organizations along with First Nations groups, representatives from Ministries within the Provincial Government, City of Calgary, the sectors of Police, Justice, Health, Children’s Services, Education and not for profit community agencies. In a short period of time, #NIMC has been able to go from talking about an issue to doing something about it. People are having meaningful conversations, organizations are sitting together at the table and the issue of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking is increasingly being addressed with a sense of urgency, collaboration and purpose.
Key Accomplishments of #NIMC include:
- Spearheading a consultation process in the fall of 2017 with individuals who provided expertise and perspective on the issue of Human Trafficking from regional, provincial and national levels.
- Mapping A Collaborative Strategy with senior representatives from the large sectors of Police, Health, Children’s Services, Justice, Education, First Nations, City of Calgary and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
- Creating Four Key Strategic Directions with a Strategic/Operational Plan to support and guide action steps for each strategy.
- Forming a High Risk Youth Working Group, which includes representation from the large sectors, as well as not for profit agencies including Hull Services, McMan, Wood’s and Boys and Girls.
- Partnering with YYC Calgary and Edmonton International Airports and building internal and public awareness campaigns.
- Collaborating with Calgary Transit as they rolled out 30 buses in four quadrants of the city with the #NotInMyCity banner prominently displayed along the sides of the buses.
- Increasing Awareness and Knowledge by establishing a standardized, comprehensive education program.
- Advancing the Conversation with Police Forces by working in partnership with the Calgary Police Service to host information sessions and discussions, designed for Police personnel, on Human Trafficking for a sexual purpose and Child Exploitation.
- Touring Across Canada with Paul Brandt to 21 Canadian cities, bringing #NIMC to 60,000 concert fans. Allies including High Valley’s Curtis Rempel, Jess Moskaluke and Paul’s bandmates wore the yellow rose to show their support.
- Founder Paul Brandt receiving the Slaight Music Humanitarian Award at the 2019 CCMA Awards.
- Co-Hosting an Indigenous Gathering with the Blackfoot Confederacy with participants from Treaties 6, 7 & 8 to share and learn from each other as we work to prevent and protect the exploited, trafficked and missing. Paul Brandt was honoured with the Blackfoot name, Buffalo Bull Shield, sharing blessings for him, his family and #NIMC’s work.
- Facilitating bringing together key stakeholders within Calgary to develop an integrated Community Response Model across the continuum of identification, investigation, services and long-term supportive care.
- Presenting to the Security Units of the Class I Airports in Canada to bring awareness and advocate for consistency in messaging across national airports.
- Organizing a working session in collaboration with the University of Calgary and Arizona State University to bring together post-secondary researchers, administrators and students to discuss the role of universities in the evaluation, research and education of human trafficking.