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Forum: Human Trafficking and Migration: Building Community Response

FCJ Refugee Centre

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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The forum will focus on internationally trafficked persons and barriers to services and protection for these populations. The forum will highlight migrant victims who might be in Canada with some form of precarious immigration status such as seasonal workers, international students, and sponsored persons. The event will bring together international experts and national stakeholders from multiple sectors including legal, law enforcement, health and human services. The participants will be engaged in panel discussions and workshops surrounding the services, assistance and laws in place to address the needs of the internationally trafficked persons.

 

Objectives:

·         Increase awareness of human trafficking issues among organizations and professionals from diverse sectors.

·         Highlight the existing gaps in services and protection for internationally trafficked persons.

·         Develop policy recommendations and response strategies to offset the identified gaps. 

·         Foster cooperation among stakeholders which is essential to provide holistic services to assist internationally traffickied persons to move forward.

 

FCJ Refugee Centre will be presenting our Proposal on Effective Services and Protection for International Trafficked Persons. In addition, speakers from International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other experts from Canada and abroad will be tackling the issues of human trafficking and the effectiveness of the Canadian policies. Recommendations to be submitted to the Federal and Provincial governments will be developed during the workshops in the afternoon.

 

Speakers: (to see the agenda of this event  please go to our website: www.fcjrefugeecentre.org )

Chissey Mueller,  Organization for Migration (IOM), Washington, D.C.

Sr. Helen Hayes, Sisters of Good Shepherd, New York, USA

Robin Pike, Former Director of the Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP), BC

Christina Harrison-Baird, PACT, Ottawa

Sue Wilson, Sisters of St. Joseph, London

 Representatives of the Federal Government (TBD)

 Cathy Kolar, Legal Assistance, Ontario

                

If you want to pay by cheque visit the  FCJ Refugee Centre website: www.fcjrefugeecentre.org

 

Forum format:

Morning: A panel discussion with experts to present international perspectives regarding integrated response models for trafficked populations

Afternoon: Two simultaneous workshops facilitated by a panel of experts from across the country to discuss the current challenges in Canada. Participants and panel experts will develop internationally-informed strategies in order to offset the gaps in service provision and protection of internationally trafficked persons.    

 

Venue:

Toronto Harbour Light Ministries, 160 Jarvis St. (at Queen St.)

 

Registration payment: (information available at www.fcjrefugeecentre.org)

The registration fee is $15.00

By credit card 

By cheque: http://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org  ($15.00)

(Lunch will be provided)

 

Contacts:

For more information about the forum and how to participate, please contact us

Tel (416) 469-9754, ex.226

 Varka Kalaydzhieva:   varka@fcjrefugeecentre.org   or

Carolina Teves:   cteves@fcjrefugeecentre.org


This event is part of the National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2012: Moving Forward.

Funded by the  Department of Justice Canada.



 

Have questions about Forum: Human Trafficking and Migration: Building Community Response? Contact FCJ Refugee Centre

When & Where

160 Jarvis St.
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2E1
Canada

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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FCJ Refugee Centre

 

FCJ Refugee Centre is a non profit organization.We provide a variety of integration and settlement services that help refugees and newcomers become adjusted to life in Canada: like providing legal information; assistance in pursuing training and education; referrals to community programs that benefit refugees and immigrants; interpretation and translation services; programs on Canadian culture and life; and educational workshops to front-line workers as well as directly to refugee claimants.

 

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