Speaker & Human Rights Advocate
Rhonelle is an international speaker, human rights advocate, founder and Executive Director of Project iRISE, a non-profit organization committed to educating and empowering at-risk youth and survivors of human trafficking. Rhonelle engages audiences around the world speaking about resilience, human rights, and mental health. Rhonelle is recognized for her leadership in raising awareness of human trafficking and advocating for the rights of survivors and has been featured on CBC, Global News, The Agenda, Flare Magazine, The Toronto Star and more.
Rhonelle has travelled extensively throughout Canada and the United States for speaking engagements at high schools, universities, faith groups, conferences, professional groups and events, to educate and bring awareness in the fight against human trafficking.
Rhonelle provides consultancy to corporations, NGO's, government agencies, non-profits, and advisory committees. Her expertise includes the design and implementation of culturally relevant, evidence-based and trauma-informed services for women, youth and those from diverse and racialized backgrounds.
Rhonelle sits on multiple boards, advisory committees, and works alongside local and federal leadership to help inform policy and legislation on human trafficking.
Rhonelle is an engaging and passionate speaker, who shared her personal narrative of resilience in the face of tremendous adversity. The audience was moved by her story, inspired by her strength, and empowered with practical ways to help victims and survivors of sex trafficking.