Ontario has become a “major hub” for human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Canada, with most survivors being local underage girls and young women (93% – Canadian Women’s Foundation). In the Halton region, trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation commonly occurs in hotels along the 401 and 403 corridors.
The Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking was created to:
· Lead the development of a “Client Centered Support Model” to support survivors of human trafficking in Halton and surrounding regions.
· Raise awareness about human trafficking in the context of Halton and surrounding regions through public education and awareness presentations.
· Share the findings of the project with relevant regional and provincial committees to support the Provincial and National efforts being made to counter human trafficking in Canada.
For more information, or to book a free presentation for your agency, please contact the Collaborative Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVIS is happy to provide a handout with indicators of trafficking and sexual exploitation listed on one side and contact information for what to do if you witness or suspect trafficking or sexual exploitation on the other.
To download a free copy of the handout click here.
Client Centered Support Model
The Client Centered Support Model is intended to educate and guide the service providers in how to best support those who have experienced trafficking and sexual exploitation. The goal of implementing the Support Model across the region of Halton is to enhance local coordination and collaboration and to ensure that service providers are educated on the best practices to employ when supporting survivors. If you would like to request the password to access this Support Model, please contact email@example.com.