TORONTO, April 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The city of Toronto's third annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day, put forward by the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Toronto, will take place on Friday May 10, 2019 at North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers. This (historic event) will serve to broadcast the alarming prevalence of this criminal activity in our city.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day
National Jewish Council of Women Canada Toronto
Friday May 10, 2019
North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers, 5100 Yonge St. Toronto
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm - formal presentation in Council Chambers
Rhonelle Bruder, founder of Rise Initiative
Pauline Gagne, Director of Education PACT- Ottawa
Marissa Kokkoros (and peer support workers), Executive Director of Aura Freedom International
Corrado Rabbito, Detective Constable at Toronto Police Service
"Toronto is one of the principle destinations or transit points for victims of human trafficking. Many of them are young and many are women. We're working hard across the entire city to prevent human trafficking," said Mayor John Tory when he proclaimed Human Trafficking Awareness Day for the City of Toronto. Stats Canada (2018) identified Ontario the most trafficked Province in Canada and Toronto with 25% of Canadian violations. Sex trafficking in Toronto is a growing public issue and although homeless youth are among the most vulnerable, many unsuspecting girls are also groomed online.
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada aims to heighten awareness around the issues of human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
SOURCE National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Toronto