December 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
Canadian Council for Refugees

The annual Forum provides a space for networking, sharing information, tools and strategies to better meet the needs of trafficked persons and those in potential trafficking situations in Canada.

The Forum also identifies and analyzes policy concerns as advocacy to protect the rights of trafficked persons. The Forum seeks to increase public awareness of trafficking.

This full-day meeting takes place directly after the Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation.

You should attend this meeting if you are:

  • Involved in the movement against human trafficking as an organization or individual
  • A front-line worker in settlement or other support service delivery working with trafficked persons, including trafficked non-citizens
  • An advocate for migrant workers, social justice, human rights
  • A person with lived experience in a trafficking situation
  • An academic, researcher or other stakeholder interested in acting in response to trafficking issues

Some of the issues and practical topics for discussion include:

  • Trends, emerging needs, and issues affecting trafficked persons, including trafficked non-citizens
  • The root causes of trafficking and the impact of policy
  • How to respond to situations across the spectrum of exploitation (sharing of cases studies, effective resources and best practices)
  • Building a national advocacy strategy to protect trafficked persons
    How to be an advocate (working with police, the legal system, government institutions and the media), and create effective community response maps

This meeting is hosted by the Canadian Council for Refugees.