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Human Trafficking Awareness Community Forum
27 March @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
The day will begin with our keynote speakers Karly and Kaitlyn. Both women will speak of their lived experience as survivors of domestic sex trafficking and will define trafficking as it presents in an Ontario context. They will tell their stories in an in depth way to help participants understand what domestic sex trafficking looks like and the vulnerabilities that could make someone susceptible to being trafficked. Their stories of trafficking will be told using the stages of exploitation to further understand the relation elements of human trafficking, focusing on why people stay with their traffickers and the difficulties faced when exiting. They will speak to the importance of service providers to meet all of an individual’s basic needs. They will touch on their court experiences as well as what their lives are like today. They will deliver a message of hope and resilience, focusing on the strength that all survivors have.
The afternoon will then be an interactive world café style focusing on collaborating with service providers locally and introducing a screening tool that has been developed along with an asset map.
Please connect with the event contact if your agency would like to have a display table for this event.
9am-12pm: Keynote speakers Kaitlyn Bick and Karly Church
1:00-2:30pm: Break out sessions- World Café
2:30-2:45pm: health break- where facilitators attempt to gather up some of the World Café notes
2:45- 3:15pm: World Café Uptake -whole group
3:15-4:00pm : Next steps for Grey Bruce
Kaitlyn Bick – Kaitlin is a survivor of domestic sex trafficking. She is a former substance user who uses both her lived and professional experience to support and advocate for others. Kaitlin is currently enrolled in the mental health and addiction worker program at George Brown College. For the past 2 and a half years Kaitlin has worked frontline with survivors of human trafficking and precariously housed individuals, ensuring that all there basic needs are being met. She uses her enthusiasm, positivity and resilience to deliver a message of hope to other survivors. Kaitlin facilitates workshops and trainings to services providers and is dedicated to bringing awareness to domestic human trafficking.
Karly Church – Karly Church is a Crisis Intervention Counselor, Social Service Worker, and advocate for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. She has worked front line with youth involved in sex work and trafficking situations for more than 4 years. Karly works at Victim Services of Durham region, where she provides specialized services and support to survivors of Human trafficking. Karly is a graduate from two college programs including a mental health and addiction worker program, as well as the social service worker program. As a survivor of domestic human trafficking, she harnesses her lived experience, extensiveknowledge, along with her passion to engage and work with survivors of human trafficking. Karly works with individuals in meeting their basic needs while providing support with a trauma informed perspective. Working tirelessly to remove stigma through sharing her story in many settings, including keynote speeches throughout Canada, Karly has trained and presented to thousands of social service providers through facilitating workshops and trainings. Having done numerous youth symposiums, presentations, consultations, interviews and panels on human trafficking, Karly is dedicated to providing preventative education as well as bringing awareness to the broader community.
Note: Lunch is provided with your registration. Gluten free options will be available. (If you have other food sensitivities you may wish to bring your own lunch)
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