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Anti-Human Trafficking Community Forum: Service Provider Session

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A forum for service providers to learn about human trafficking, hear from survivors and advocates, and receive Grey Bruce specific tools

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The Anti-Human Trafficking Committee of Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is presenting a virtual event that will feature human trafficking experts and showcase the committee’s work to organize local responses to human trafficking in Grey and Bruce Counties.

Human trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and/or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of a person in order to exploit that person, typically through sexual exploitation or forced labour. Many people who are trafficked don’t know that they are being exploited; they think that their trafficker is their boyfriend.

Beginning in 2018, Violence Prevention Grey Bruce received grant funding to create the first community committee focused on understanding and addressing human sex-trafficking in the counties. Since then the committee has raised public awareness about the issue, developed asset maps of local services, and provided local service providers with the tools to recognize and respond to people who are experiencing trafficking. The grant was supposed to end with a forum in March but that event had to be postponed.

This condensed virtual event is a free, workshop for service providers to learn more about the issue and the tools available to address it in Grey and Bruce.

As service providers we need to understand trauma so that we can support hope and healing in the people we work with. Anyone who works with young people or more vulnerable members of our community will get something out of this event. Human trafficking can happen to anyone and young women are disproportionately the targets of traffickers. It doesn’t matter how much money your parents make or what school someone goes to; this could happen to anyone.

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