Ontario Coalition Against Human Trafficking

To join the Ontario Coalition and take part in meetings and events, please click here

Ontario CoalitionThe Honourable Jean Augustine (Fairness Commissioner of Ontario) officially endorsed and launched the Ontario Coalition at the Alliance Against Modern Slavery’s Second Annual Conference on October 15th, 2011. View her speech on our youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTWKEg9D61E

Please see exciting initiatives, events and news stories below!

Ontario Coalition Initiatives

1) Ontario Research and Data Collection Project led by AAMS (Ongoing.).

2) Ad Hoc Ontario Coalition Steering Committee (Ongoing. E-mail us at info [@] allianceagainstmodernslavery [.] org) .

3) “Modern Slavery in Ontario and the World” (AAMS’s Third Annual Conference, Winter 2013):

a. Release and dissemination of research findings and report
b. Targeted thematic and sector specific breakout sessions led by ad hoc steering committee members
c. Ontario Coalition meeting
d. Next steps

Past Ontario Events

Saturday, May 5th, 2012
The Justice Summit
Where: Ottawa, ON
Website

Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Human Trafficking Conference - SSND
Where: Hamilton ON

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Human Trafficking Rally - MAST
Where: London ON
Website

Tuesday, April 24th 2012
FCJ Refugee Centre - Forum: Human Trafficking and Migration: Building Community Response April 24th. This event is part of the National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2012, Founded by the Department of Justice Canada.
Registration: By cheque click here   By credit card: click here
http://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/?page_id=651
Where: 160 Jarvis St. Toronto ON M5B 2E1
When: from 9:00 am to 5:00pm

Thursday, April 19th, 2012
The Exposure Project: http://exposure-project.launch-apollo.com/
Where: 19 Trinity Square (just east of Bay and south of Dundas)
When: 7:30pm @ Holy Trinity Church

Friday March 30th – Saturday March 31st, 2012
ONE VOICE ONE HOPE HUMAN TRAFFICKING SEMINAR

1) Professional Development Day
When: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: St. Josephs Hospital 268 Grosvenor Street London, Ontario, Shuttleworth Auditorium (Cheapside entrance with paid parking)

2) Awareness Day
When: Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: St. Josephs Hospital 268 Grosvenor Street London, Ontario, Shuttleworth Auditorium (Cheapside entrance with paid parking)
To register visit: http://www.mast-canada.com/OVOH.aspx

Sunday, March 25th, 2012
HAPPILY NEVER AFTER: Art and Action to End Forced Marriage
Attend this free all-day youth event to learn more about this important issue in a supportive and fun environment. The agenda includes a screening of Azra Rashid’s documentary “Unveiling the Abuse”, the opportunity to speak to a Canadian forced marriage survivor, as well as a panel discussion and an exhibition with all kinds of different art pieces based around the subject matter.
When: 12pm-6pm
Where: Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Register at: www.amfmcanada.ca

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Lorretto Sisters - Human Trafficking Awareness Event
Where: Toronto, ON
Email: mariaibvm@rogers.com

Friday March 30th 7-9pm
Presentation by Christina Cudahy of Migrant Worker Justice
When: 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Accents on Eglinton Book Store

Tuesday March 6th and Wednesday March 7th,  2012
The Sexual Assault Rape Crisis Centre of Peel is having a 2-day training workshop on human trafficking. The cost for both days is $25.
See: http://www.sarccp.org/counter-human-trafficking---training-workshop-for-community-agencies.html

Tuesday March 6th,  2012:
Film Screening of the “The Price of Sex”. Award-winning photojournalist Mimi Chakarova delves into the world of international sex trafficking in this startling exposé.
See: http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tiffbelllightbox/2012/4400000520

Saturday February 11, 2012:
Walk-With-Me Victim Services is holding a Volunteer Training Session for a Front Line Victim Care.
Visit their website section entitled "Volunteer 2012" for information on how to apply: http://www.walk-with-me.org/
Where: 128, Hughson Street North Hamilton
When: 6pm to 7pm EST

PAST ONTARIO NEWS

Friday, February 24, 2012
Ontario truckers asked to watch for human trafficking
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/02/24/ottawa-truck-drivers-human-trafficking.html

Thursay, March 1, 2012
Human Trafficking Kingpin to be deported
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/03/01/human-trafficking-kingpin-to-be-deported

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Human-traffickers treated men on Ontario construction site ‘like slaves’
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/human-traffickers-treated-men-on-ontario...

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Walk-With-Me Press Release: “Family Faces Criminal Charges for Human Trafficking in Canada.” (SEE PDF BELOW)

“In what has been called Canada’s largest human trafficking case to date, a man by the name of, Ferenc Domotor Sr., was accused of being the ringleader in a human trafficking and fraud operation in the City of Hamilton, in the Province of Ontario. Domotor Sr. is currently facing human trafficking, fraud, conspiracy and organized crime charges before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.”

Contact: http://www.walk-with-me.org/

When: Thursday March 1, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: John Sopinka Court House, 45 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario