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This newly formed Committee has a mission to raise awareness of, and prevent, the crisis of Human Trafficking within our local and global community through action and education.
"Educate to Eradicate"   Watch this space for information on our upcoming speaker series.
 
October 26 2021, 7:00pm      Our fourth in the speaker series is October 26th at 7PM.   For the past three sessions of our Building Awareness on Human Trafficking series we have focused on what is happening in Canada, in Southern Ontario.  This month we are pleased to welcome Major Rachel Lamont who has worked extensively on human trafficking around the world. She will be sharing what she has observed in working in the Caribbean, Europe and Bangladesh.  In particular, she will focus her talk on her international work in Greece and then bring us back to Canada to talk about the situation with indigenous girls and women who are the most vulnerable and also immigrant workers.
 
September 28 2021, 7:00pm      Our third in the speaker series was held on September 28th at 7PM.  With our proximity to the 400 highways it means that most of all human trafficking in Canada happens using that route. It also means that it is happening right on our doorstep in Guelph.  In this third session of our Building Awareness of Human Trafficking project, we have brought together three service providers who provide support and help to survivors of human trafficking.
  • Luisa Krause is the Director of Elora House, an agency that provides short-term housing and support to women exploited by sex trafficking, helping them to make healthy and informed decisions about their lives.
  • Kevin Coghill is the Executive Director and Pastor at the Royal City Mission where they provide meals to the vulnerable, working to make the invisible visible in our community.
  • Nicky Carswell is the Co-ordinator of the Anti Human Trafficking Program at the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC) where a trauma-informed, harm reduction, and feminist approach is provided.
Through this panel presentation we will learn more about what each organization offers to survivors of human trafficking, and how as a community we can support the organizations in an effective way.
 
August 24 2021, 7:00pm      Our second in the speaker series was held on August 24th at 7PM. The speaker was Karly Church, who shared her remarkable and heartbreaking story of her time in Human Trafficking. She is an incredible survivor that is now dedicating her life to helping other young victims escape the trapping of Human Sex Slavery. And thank you also for defining Domestic Human Trafficking in Canada. We all need to understand this so we can spread the word and educate others about this plight.  Karly speaks eloquently and is an extremely articulate young lady. We wish her all the best in her future.
 
 
 
July 27 2021, 7:00pm      Our first in the speaker series is July 27th at 7PM. The speaker is from the group CRY NOT.   CRY NOT is a volunteer organization formed by two recognized and respected groups within the Dufferin Caledon community. The Rotary Club of Orangeville and Compass Community Church were both moved to action when made aware of the threat of Human Trafficking in their area. Neither party felt qualified to undertake the involved follow-up work that can be required with Human Trafficking victims. Both parties however, did feel strongly about their ability to bring awareness of the threat, tactics, symptoms and resulting devastating personal effects of Human Trafficking to the greater Dufferin Caledon communities.  Both of the creating parties of CRY NOT realize that working with others can be more effective than individually, so they have come together as CRY NOT, short for COMPASS ROTARY YOUTH – NO TRAFFICKING