About Us

Our Beginning

#NotInMyCity is a facilitative organization launched in July, 2017 and championed by Paul Brandt that is raising awareness and taking collective action to prevent and end human trafficking and sexual exploitation. #NotInMyCity builds alliances 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.

Paul Brandt at the 2018 Deane House Benefit

#NotInMyCity Yellow Rose Decal

The Yellow Rose

#NotInMyCity has become known for the iconic yellow rose created by renowned Canadian designer, Paul Hardy. The rose is a symbol of support, and a statement that you stand in solidarity with trafficking survivors as an Ally of #NotInMyCity.

“Roses typically symbolize hope, new beginnings and promise.  But there’s an interesting opposing tension with these flowers, because they possess thorns, which commonly represent loss, pain and thoughtlessness.  We decided to use this bloom to show both sides of the issue – the flower and the thorn – to be brought forward in awareness, conversation and action. We often equate yellow roses with friendship, so the yellow rose also represents a community standing in solidarity
with the victims.”  – Paul Hardy

Our Impact

  • Paul & Liz Brandt

    Founders, #NotInMyCity

  • Stephanie Potter

    Marketing and Branding Lead

  • Crystal Hincks

    Research and Evaluation Lead

  • Erin Delamont

  • Alanna Deis

    Education and Volunteer Lead / Project Manager

  • Paula Worthington

    PR and Communications Lead

  • Natalie Muyres

    Airport and Transportation Lead / Project Manager

  • Rosanna Imbrogno

    Executive Director, Administration

  • Bonnie Johnston

    Executive Director, Programs and Services

Our Advisory Committee

TOM & DEBRA MAURO

PAUL & LIZ BRANDT

ROSANNA IMBROGNO

BONNIE JOHNSTON

BRIAN MCCONAGHY

Media

2020

Country music star Paul Brandt to chair Alberta human trafficking task force

Corbella: How good law can save young lives from sex trafficking

 

2019

Charitable Choices: anti-human trafficking movement #NotInMyCity

Paul Brandt: Why I’ll never stop fighting to end the atrocity of child sex trafficking

‘Exploiting children is not OK’: Country star Paul Brandt wants to end human trafficking

Brandt gives back as part of Stampede’s charity spirit

Paul Brandt’s #NotInMyCity Receives Slaight Music Humanitarian Award

‘Very, very black and white’: Country music star Paul Brandt discusses human trafficking with Durham police

Paul Brandt brings anti-human trafficking initiative to Edmonton

Edmonton International Airport Partners With Paul Brandt’s #NotInMyCity Campaign to Support a Future Without Human Trafficking

‘The right side of history’: Paul Brandt, Edmonton International Airport partner to combat human trafficking

Paul Brandt teams up with EIA to fight human trafficking

 

2018

#NotInMyCity: Paul Brandt’s campaign to end sexual exploitation and sex trafficking

Calgary International Airport partners with Paul Brandt organization

Calgary airport #NotInMyCity campaign targets human trafficking

L’aéroport de Calgary s’engage dans la lutte contre l’exploitation sexuelle

 

2017

‘As soon as we shine a light, it flees’: Paul Brandt raises his voice against human trafficking

#NotInMyCity campaign to fight human trafficking in Calgary

Sheldon Kennedy, Paul Brandt and friends band together to combat human trafficking

#NotinMyCity: Country singer Paul Brandt spearheads anti-sex trafficking campaign

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