The Salvation Army to hold Human Trafficking Awareness Conference



    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army will be hosting a Human
Trafficking Awareness Conference from Monday April 16 to Wednesday April 18,
2007. Delegates from across Canada will be in attendance and the three-day
conference, held north of Toronto will feature human trafficking experts from
within The Salvation Army as well as those from other organizations such as
various police forces across Canada.
    The purpose of these meetings is to focus on awareness of the problem,
education for those involved as well as future plans of action.
    Many countries in which The Salvation Army operates are either a country
of origin or destination for the trafficked person and these seminars will
help ensure that trafficked persons are not further victimized but receive
care and treatment with all the grace and dignity of which they were robbed.

    The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began
its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest
non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The
Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday
in 400 communities across Canada and 111 countries around the world. The
Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often
tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people
and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an
addiction.
    When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of
marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

    News releases, articles and updated information can be found at
www.SalvationArmy.ca





For further information:

For further information: Mr. Graham Moore, Territorial Public Relations
and Development Secretary, The Salvation Army, (416) 809-6144,
graham_moore@can.salvationarmy.org, www.SalvationArmy.ca


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