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Think Sex Slavery Doesn’t Affect You? Think Again.
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Human Trafficking Through a Gender Lens

By: Maikeabe

On January 28, 2014, Halton Regional Police Officers arrested and charged two males, Jahmar Gayle and Michael Poku, with trafficking in persons and procuring a person to become a prostitute. This is the third human trafficking arrest in the Halton Region this year. Read More

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Open Letter to the Attorney General of Ontario

To the Attorney General of Ontario,

I have just received news that the Attorney General of Ontario has decided unilaterally not to prosecute charges under the bawdy house provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada. Read More

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Why We Do What We Do: 4th Annual Journey To Freedom Gala

By Carly Romano

On January 26, 2014, our front-line services partner, Walk With Me, held their 4th Annual Gala: Journey To Freedom. As this was my first time attending the Gala, I did not know what to expect. Navigating my way to Hamilton in gala attire in the midst of -20 degree weather using public transit was difficult to be sure, but it was worth it a thousand times over. Read More

Human Trafficking Web Forum hosted by Public Safety Canada

Human Trafficking Web Forum hosted by Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada will be hosting a Human Trafficking Web Forum on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 from 12:30pm-3:00pm (EST). This forum will focus primarily on providing the update on the implementation of the National Action Plan and Government efforts associated with it. It will also address questions related to the enforcement efforts and the contributions of the RCMP. Questions raised regarding the trafficking of Aboriginal peoples will also be addressed. Read More

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Anti-Human Trafficking Training seminar Thunder Bay Windsor

Alliance Against Modern Slavery: Week-long Training Program

By: Emily Piccinin

This week in Thunder Bay and Windsor, Ontario front-line service providers, law enforcement, social workers, victim witness protection staff, legal clinics, community organizations, child welfare workers, teachers and nurses are undergoing a five-day intensive training program which educates about anti-human trafficking ideals and practices. Read More

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Forced Marriages = Human Trafficking

By: Carly Romano

I recently read an article in the Metro newspaper about Canadian forced marriages that left me feeling conflicted. On one hand, I was pleased to see that this issue is getting a lot of recent media attention for the human rights abuse that it is. On the other, I am concerned that the media has missed a very important point in not labelling forced marriages for what they are: human trafficking. Read More

Weighing in on the Freedom Walk

Weighing in on the Freedom Walk

By: Carly Romano

…Phew!

For the last 2 months we have been busy little worker bees buzzing around preparing for the Freedom Walk and as Volunteer Coordinator, I was lucky to have had a front row seat for all the behind-the-scenes action. It blows my mind how our Event Coordinator, Sheila Cardenas, is able to take a bunch of ideas and bring them into reality every year. Her leadership is integral to the Walk’s success and this year was very successful. Around 500 people attended and we raised $45,000! Read More