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#AskMNLCT: Understanding Human Trafficking in Canada
9 December @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Human trafficking is a harsh reality that exists in Canada as much as anywhere in this world. More than 1,700 cases have been reported in the country over the past decade; yet, it is underreported, overlooked and mired in misconceptions.
Why does it exist? How does such an illegal trade prevail in one of the most developed, industrial nations on earth? Who is being trafficked and why? Is anyone vulnerable? More importantly, what can we do to disrupt this abominable supply chain?
In this webinar, our team of panelists will tackle such questions and explore the realities behind this cruel, abusive form of exploitation. MNLCT’s Counter-Human Trafficking team will reveal how they work closely with individuals who have experienced forms of human trafficking, including labour trafficking, sexual exploitation and forced marriage. They will also shed light on their partnership with Aurora House – a transitional house in Toronto that provides shelter, long-term trauma counselling, basic needs and essential support services to individuals who have been trafficked or exploited in Canada.
The panelists will comprise a guest speaker from OneChild, an organization which helps children who are trafficked or sexually exploited.
Shelly D’Mello – Executive Director of MNLCT & Co-Founder and former Board Member of Aurora House
Shankari Balendra – Aurora House Coordinator
Judith Herrera – Counter Human Trafficking Case Manager
Cheryl Perera – Founder and President of OneChild
Our panel of speakers can support in English, Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish.
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