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  • 201401Mar
    Online Training to Address Human Trafficking is now available for free through MCIS Language Services with funding from the Province of Ontario. The training program covers the following topics: Overview of Human Trafficking Human Trafficking in Canada and Ontario Dynamics of Human Trafficking Human Trafficking Indicators Service Needs of Trafficked Persons Unique Needs of Aboriginal Clients Unique Needs of Francophone Clients First Response Practices Medium and Long Term Support Sign-up for...
    Mar 01, 2014 (All day) - Jun 30, 2014 (All day)
  • 201401Apr
    ChocoSol’s delicious fresh corn tortillas (featured at our conferences) are launching this month at select farmers’ markets, starting Monday at Sorauren Farmers’ Market! Other markets soon to have tortillas are Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market, Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market, and Creme Fraiche Market Cafe. For the full schedule and more info about ChocoSol’s slavery-free tortillas and socially just chocolate, visit: http://chocosoltraders.com/tortillas/
    Apr 01, 2014 (All day) - May 01, 2014 (All day)
  • 201414Jun
    Please save the date for our 4th Conference Symposium.
    Jun 14, 2014 - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • 201429Sep
    Registration wll open this summer for our fourth 5-day anti-human trafficking training session on "Understanding and Working with Children and Youth who have been Sexually Exploited" hosted by the Alliance Against Modern Slavery in partnership with the Ontario Trillium Foundation. It will take place in Ottawa from September 29 to October 3, 2014 .
    Sep 29, 2014 (All day) - Oct 03, 2014 (All day)

News

  • On Sunday,12 Years A Slave took home the Oscar for Best Picture. In his acceptance speech, Steve McQueen dedicated the award to those who have endured slavery, past and present, highlighting the persistence of slavery today. The Global Slavery Index published in October 2013 estimates that 29.8 million people remain enslaved worldwide. Approximately 5,600 to 6,200 people are in slavery in Canada...
    Mar 03, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • This new handbook is for front-line personnel. It seeks to “improve the capacity of the criminal justice system to bring traffickers to justice while fully respecting the rights and needs of victims” (6). A PDF is below.
    Jan 11, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • From December 2-6 2013, the Alliance Against Modern Slavery hosted an advanced anti-human trafficking training course on commercial sexual exploitation for local police and social service agencies. The 'Understanding and Working with Children and Youth who have been Sexually Exploited/Trafficked' course was made possible thanks to the generous support of the United States Embassy and The...
    Dec 06, 2013 - 1:00 am
  • The recent case involving three women in London, England has stunned police. It has also led to increased awareness about the emotional control over slaves and hidden nature this crime in Canada. The Globe and Mail's Paul Waldie interviewed AAMS President Karlee Sapoznik for this piece published on Friday: http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/couple-in-centre-of-uk-enslaveme...
    Nov 23, 2013 - 4:42 pm
  • This past week, the Alliance Against Modern Slavery hosted training in Thunder Bay on Understanding and Working with Children and Youth who have been Exploited/Trafficked. Attendees included representatives from the Thunder Bay Victim Witness Assistance Program, Professions North, Defend Dignity, Rainy River District Women's Shelter of Hope, Ontario Native Women's Association, Dilico,...
    Nov 09, 2013 - 7:22 pm