BridgeNorth is committed to action. Under Casandra Diamond’s leadership, BridgeNorth has achieved many advocacy successes. There is still much to accomplish, but we are honoured to share information on a recent agency achievements.
Casandra was instrumental in developing an Anti-Human Trafficking (AHT) protocol with Caring and Safe Schools of the York Region District School Board (YRDSB). This protocol was presented to the Ministry of Education and led to the development of Motion 122 by Eglinton-Lawrence Member of Parliament, Ms. Robin Martin, which was passed on December 3, 2020. The motion mandates with the Province of Ontario, a collaborative approach for school boards, community police services, and other partners to develop and adopt an Anti-Human Trafficking Protocol to prevent, identify and recognize human trafficking and develop responses to facilitate early and appropriate intervention.
For more information, please visit the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s website.
BridgeNorth has helped the Town of Newmarket to take a stand against allowing erotic massage in the municipality. On Monday, May 3, 2021 Town Councillors heard deputations, including statements from Casandra Diamond, that led to an unanimous councillor vote to direct staff to entirely scrap the body rub parlour definition and replace it with a new “personal wellness centre” classification. Language was added to the motion to include a full prohibition on any business related to sexual activity.
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