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Open Letter – Re: Canada’s National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking (2019-2024)

June 10,2024 Dear Prime Minister, dear Minister of Public Safety, Cc: Dear Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Dear Minister of Immigration, dear Minister of Employment and Workforce Development, dear Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development Background The Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network (TCHTN) is a collaborative coalition of governmental and…

Advocating for Migrant Workers at the SEA Summit for the Human Trafficking Awareness Day

FCJ Refugee Centre had a relevant presence in the Support, Empower, Access (SEA) Summit for the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day (February 22nd), hosted by the Association for New Canadians (ANC) in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Jovana Blagovcanin, FCJ Refugee Centre’s Anti-Human Trafficking Manager, together with Varka Kalaydzhieva, Program Director at Collaborative Network to End Exploitation,…

Raise Awareness and Combat Human Trafficking: Launching the Stay Awake Campaign 2023

The Youth Alliance Against Human Trafficking would like to introduce a new edition of the #StayAwakeCampaign. The #StayAwakeCampaign is a dedicated initiative spotlighting human trafficking among precarious migrant youth. Through this campaign, we adopt an intersectional lens, addressing the intertwined vulnerabilities and oppressions faced by migrant youth. We’ll focus on: Understanding human trafficking: Demystifying myths…

Meditative Art Workshops

The Migrant Women’s Counter Human Trafficking Alliance (MWCHTA) invites you to our workshops, open to all newcomer migrant women! We are now presenting: Meditative Art with our facilitator Carolina Gajardo! During these sessions, she will guide us in how to use simple art techniques that help relax and release stress, and most of all give us…

Concerns about labour trafficking increase amid higher demand for migrant workers in Canada

New research shows that employer discrimination, unsafe working conditions and gaps in government policy put migrant workers at risk of being exploited once they arrive in Canada. FCJ Refugee Centre and the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking’s newly released report, It Happens Here: Labour Exploitation Among Migrant Workers During the Pandemic, reveals that migrant…

Human Trafficking and Precarious Migrant Youth: Launching the Stay Awake Campaing

The Youth Alliance Against Human Trafficking would like to introduce the #StayAwakeCampaign. This three-week campaign will consist of content that raises awareness around the issue of Human Trafficking amongst precarious migrant youth. The United Nations defines Human Trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of people through force, fraud, or deception, with the…

Human Trafficking is Still Happening in Canada

Human Trafficking Awareness Day (February 22nd, 2021) The Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network – TCHTN calls for awareness among all Canadians to recognize Human Trafficking as a growing concern across Canada. Despite the pandemic, human trafficking continues to take advantage of systemic issues such as poverty, inequity, and legislation focused on prosecuting criminals, as opposed…