This live webcast took place on April 22, 2015 during the Sexual Exploitation Week of Awareness.
The evening showcased four youth inspired films and a hard talk, panel discussion on youth perspectives of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.
Erin Harding, PSECA Regional Manager
(PSECA = Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act)
Erin’s first job was on Samson Reserve, working for a Delegated First Nation Agency. She moved to Edmonton where she has held various positions both within intervention, permanency, foster care/kinship care throughout the province over the past 16 years. She is currently the Manager of the Afterhours Unit and Intervention Support Services.
Detective Kurt Phulmann, Edmonton Police Service Vice Unit
Detective Phulmann has been with the Edmonton Police Service for 16 years. He has worked with the Downtown Division Criminal Investigations Section and the Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement Unit. In March of 2014, Kurt joined the Vice Unit and works through PSECA with under age exploitation.
Rachelle Venne, Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW)
Rachelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the IAAW. Rachelle has held a variety of positions to prepare her for her current role, including Contract Analyst for Children’s Services and Project Officer for the Urban Aboriginal Strategy in Edmonton. Currently, she is leading IAAW into specialized training initiatives for Aboriginal women that address barriers to moving forward, such as poverty, violence and isolation.
Kim York, PSECA Community Followup Worker
Kim has been with Catholic Social Services for 20 years. She has been involved with the Protection of Children throughout her career. She is currently in the role of community followup worker and works with youth in the community.