NASHI believes that Human Trafficking destroys human dignity. By raising awareness and finding concrete solutions for the vulnerable, we can make a difference. Currently our focus is education and awareness locally, and the operation of a live-in center in Ukraine for young girls at risk of being trafficked. NASHI is TAKING ACTION. Founded in 2004 around a kitchen table we have become a group of dedicated volunteers, with no staff, but taking action against this tragedy. As a Canadian registered charity we are working locally and internationally. In Canada we speak about the brutal details and realities of trafficking. We hold conferences and seminars to make Canadians aware of this travesty.
The Maple Leaf (Klenovi Lyst) House is a 13,000 square foot home, locate north of Lviv, Ukraine. There we provide a nuturing, healing home environment for up to 20 young girls, as opposed to the warehousing of an orphanage. The girls learn life skills, attend regular schools with tutoring available if required, and are encouraged to develope normal friendships with other children in the village. They also receive any needed medical, dental and vision care. By providing for them through post-secondary education until employment, the Maple Leaf House will ready them for life in Ukraine and divert them from human trafficking.
The maple tree is common to both Canada and Ukraine, but the maple leaf is recognized world-wide as a symbol of Canada. NASHI has chosen the maple leaf as the symbol for this project.
Girls have daily chores, just as children in our own homes. They assist the House Mothers with meal preparation and clean up.
Homework is done daily at scheduled times. Extra help and tutoring is available as well. Play time and socializing is also essential for normal development.
Well balanced meals featuring locally grown produce are always provided. The girls plant and maintain plots of vegetables and fruits on site which are used in their meals.
Here you will find the latest news and event information from NASHI, copies of our Newsletters, and a feed of Human Trafficking News from Canada and around the world. Human Trafficking News links are external to our site and will open in a new window..
Tickets for the 14th annual Perogy Paradise are officially SOLD OUT! NASHI will be hosting our annual volunteer tour to Ukraine, May 23 -June 9, 2019. This year we will be visiting Lviv, Ternopil, Lutsk and surrounding areas. There will also be a few days spent visiting the girls at the Maple Leaf House. Those of you with family in Ukraine can also take this opportunity to arrange for a side trip to visit them. In addition, anyone interested can extend their trip for some additional days in beautiful Krakow, Poland. The prices include airfare, ground transportation, hotels, breakfasts and suppers and sightseeing/guides. For the extension in Krakow, only breakfasts are included for meals.
March 16, 2019 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family on Attridge Drive in Saskatoon.
The biggest ever perogy smorg with 4 different kinds of home made perogies, plus salads, sausage and desserts. A fun night out with a cash bar, and both live and huge silent auctions. If you didn't get your tickets this year, mark your calendars for January 1st, 2020 so you don't miss out on next years event.
Thank you to all the volunteers who came out for our Pinching sessions. Please check out This Video to see some pictures from this session, done by Rockwater Photography. There will be one more session on February 23rd, in the lower level of St. Josephs Hall on the corner of Broadway and 8th St. in Saskatoon. Bring a friend or two, and maybe something for the pot-luck lunch. Sessions start at 9:30 AM and usually go until about 3:00 PM.
Volunteer Tour to Ukraine 2019
Download the PDF application form here and send it in to the indicated address. Deposits are required by mid January so don't delay. SEATS ARE LIMITED.
NASHI will be hosting our annual volunteer tour to Ukraine, May 23 -June 9, 2019. This year we will be visiting Lviv, Ternopil, Lutsk and surrounding areas. There will also be a few days spent visiting the girls at the Maple Leaf House. Those of you with family in Ukraine can also take this opportunity to arrange for a side trip to visit them. In addition, anyone interested can extend their trip for some additional days in beautiful Krakow, Poland. The prices include airfare, ground transportation, hotels, breakfasts and suppers and sightseeing/guides. For the extension in Krakow, only breakfasts are included for meals.
NASHI attended the Winnipeg session of the "Consultation on the Way Forward to End Human Trafficking in Canada' initiative of Public Service Canada. This session was one of three in Canada this year and will provide feedback to the federal government on future strategies, policies and laws.
With the assistance of Investigative Reporter and Author Victor Malarek, filming for the new documentary One Perogy At A Time: The Sequel is complete. After editing and production by Tara Yolan Productions in Saskatoon, the project is complete. There have been successful showings in Saskatoon, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Whitby and Toronto, and it has also been entered into the Yorkton Film Festival. The Sequel has been shown on Omni Television network and is also available on Youtube
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Now giving is even easier. NASHI now accepts Pre-authorized debits (Monthly Giving). Simply attach a void cheque to the Pre-authorized Debit Agreement and mail it in. Your monthly contributions provide stability and sustainability for the operation of the Klenovi Lyst (Maple Leaf) House. Tax deductible receipts are available for monetary donations of $20.00 or more.
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