National Forum on Human Trafficking

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Brock University, Thistle Complex
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines ON L2S 3A1


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The annual Forum provides a space for networking, sharing information, tools and strategies to better meet the needs of trafficked persons and those in potential trafficking situations in Canada. The Forum also identifies and analyzes policy concerns as advocacy to protect the rights of trafficked persons. The Forum seeks to increase public awareness of trafficking.

The full day meeting on 3 December takes place directly after the CCR Fall Consultation in Niagara Falls where there will be a trafficking workshop on 1 December, among other activities.

Who should attend?

You should attend this meeting if you are:

  • involved in the movement against human trafficking as an organization or individual
  • a front-line worker in settlement or other support service delivery working with trafficked persons, including trafficked non-citizens
  • an advocate for migrant workers, social justice, human rights
  • a person with lived experience in a trafficking situation
  • an academic, researcher or other stakeholder interested in acting in response to trafficking issues

Government and law enforcement representatives working on issues affecting trafficked persons in Canada are also invited to participate - if you are interested in attending these events, please send an email to

Some of the issues and practical topics for discussion include:

  • Trends, emerging needs, and issues affecting trafficked persons, including trafficked non-citizens
  • The root causes of trafficking and the impact of policy
  • How to respond to situations across the spectrum of exploitation (sharing of cases studies, effective resources and best practices)
  • Building a national advocacy strategy to protect trafficked persons
  • How to be an advocate (working with police, the legal system, government institutions and the media), and create effective community response maps

Join us for both the Forum on 3 December and the workshop on 1 December!

Register online by Monday 27 November. Register early as spaces are limited! 

CCR Contact: 514-277-7223, Ext. 4.

CCR understands trafficking along a spectrum of exploitation, including labour and human rights violations. At its core, trafficking occurs when exploitation meets coercion.

Learn more about the CCR's work on trafficking:

This meeting is hosted by the CCR Anti-Trafficking Committee, which includes service providers, anti-trafficking advocates, legal practitioners, violence against women and policy advocates from across Canada.

We hope you will be able to join us!

For information on

Find out about our previous Forum here

Parking – The daily rate for parking is $10.00. Please see map for directions to Visitor Parking Lot D. This is the closest parking lot to the Thistle Complex where the Forum will be taking place.