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Vulnerable Children & Youth in Peel at Risk of Human Trafficking

Jan 30, 2024, 12:21 PM


Did you know that 62% of Canadian human trafficking cases originate in the GTA and 63% of victims trafficked in Ontario are Canadian citizens?


Children and youth involved in child welfare are at an increased risk for recruitment into sex trafficking due to their associated vulnerabilities. In response, we are part of the Peel Human Trafficking Service Providers Committee that works with over 40 service organizations to end human trafficking through a collaborative strategy in community education and building support networks for victims and their families.


Together with our partners we work to:

Build a holistic understanding of the current challenges related to human trafficking to create a preventative response.

Provide resources, support and coping strategies for survivors / victims of human trafficking and their families.

Create and implement safety plans for children and youth at risk of, or currently involved in human trafficking.

Develop streamlined processes and preventative strategies with local and provincial partners.

Build capacity throughout the sector by providing training, community education, and opportunities to collaborate.


Listen to an interview from our internal Anti-Human Trafficking Committee Co-Chairs Arathi Packiyanathan and Alicia Boothe to learn about what you can do to help children and youth in our community stay safe.


Check-out an interview with CP24 to learn what you can do to protect your loved ones.


Thank you Global Morning for helping to spread awareness in a segment with our CEO, Mary Beth Moellenkamp here.


We also invite you to listen to an interview with John Moore in the Morning on NewsTalk 1010 with Sylvia Kolitsopoulos, Service Director, Advice and Assessment.


Education is the key to avoid becoming a victim. Read more from the Toronto Sun here.


Learn more about our work in this area: