Posted on Jul 30, 2022
June 30 2022 is World Day Against Human Trafficking. Our Rotary Club has started a small -but mighty! - committee to bring awareness to the serious issue of human trafficking in Canada, Ontario and yes even Guelph. In partnership with Hammond Power Solutions and City of Guelph we had our first Flag Raising Ceremony on July 29 2022 at Guelph City Hall.
Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie and Hammond Power Solutions CEO Bill Hammond both spoke at the Flag Raising Ceremony – below is the text of Bill Hammond’s remarks:
“As a partner of this important Rotary Guelph South endeavor, and on behalf of Hammond Power Solutions, I would like to echo the comments made this morning that all of us need to do more to end this terrible crime.
Over the coming months, Hammond Power Solutions will be putting in place the policies and training to not only educate all of our employees in Ontario, Quebec, the United States, Mexico and India about these heinous crimes but to also enlist their help in trying to prevent this going forward.
We will also be reaching out to our suppliers, partners and industry associations to promote awareness and ask for a call-to-action to stop human and sex trafficking.
All of us need to do more and it can start today.  Thank you.”
Our next event will be a Film Night, featuring the documentary “Human Trafficking: Canada's Secret Shame” on Sept 22 2022 at The Bookshelf in Guelph.