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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO October 7, 2019 –(LSN) – Ontario is taking steps to stem human trafficking in the province. Ontario has identified six places in the province that are described as “hubs of human trafficking”. These “hubs” include Thunder Bay, the Greater Toronto Area, the Golden Horseshoe area, Ottawa, Windsor, and London.
The Human Trafficking sign was a collaboration between the Sexual Abuse Centre Thunder Bay and Greenstone Victim Services Geraldton whom designed the sign.
The Thunder Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking (the “Coalition”) is currently comprised of 30 organizations and individuals who are interested in increasing awareness around human trafficking in our community and supporting victims and survivors of human trafficking. The Coalition works to increase awareness across all sectors of our community around the prevalence and forms of human trafficking and supports and supporting victims and survivors of human trafficking. The Coalition works to increase awareness across all sectors of our community around the prevalence and forms of human trafficking and supports and services available to victims/survivors and those close to them. Members of the coalition, who come from a diverse range of service sectors, collaborate to share information on services that are available for individuals who are involved in or have been trafficked and to facilitate ease of access for victims to the most appropriate service.
The Coalition first came together in July of 2018 to further community collaboration around supports and services for victims/survivors of human trafficking. Further priorities were established to include, increasing community awareness about the prevalence of human trafficking in Thunder Bay and providing education across our community to enhance prevention efforts and access to supports for victims/survivors. The Coalition is committed to having an active and significant role related to community activities in support of the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, February 22nd each year, and the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking of Persons, July 30th.
This Human Trafficking sign was designed in house by Greenstone Victim Services, through a partnership with the Sexual Abuse Centre Thunder Bay we were able to have this sign printed and raised on Highway 11/17 driving east.
Below are a few members of the Thunder Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking
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