Human trafficking includes sex trafficking – when someone is forced to sell sex against their will for someone else’s profit. 93% of sex trafficking victims are Canadian citizens.
This is a growing crime in Canada.
If you or someone you know may be a victim of #HumanTrafficking,
contact the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-833-900-1010 or online chat.
Below is a sample tweet you can use on February 22.
February 22nd is #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay. Human trafficking includes sex trafficking – when someone is forced to sell sex against their will.
This is one of the fastest-growing crimes in Canada and the GTA.
Learn more and access resources at https://www.civicaction.ca/anti-sex-trafficking/
In the lead up to our 2019 Summit, CivicAction found that many people did not know the facts on sex trafficking in our region.
In advance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Feb 22, we dug into this and partnered with Centennial College to release a new survey on sex trafficking in Canada. The survey found:
These results reinforce common myths and the limitations in the ability to spot the signs of sex trafficking.
We need to better educate the public on spotting the signs and where to go for help. CivicAction has launched a Champions Council of experts, police, survivors, community organizations and the private sector together to do just that.
CivicAction’s Anti-Sex Trafficking Champions Council is comprised of over 25 senior leaders across the GTHA who are committed to taking action to prevent and end sex trafficking in the region.