National Forum on Human Trafficking

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

CCR National Forum on Human Trafficking

Key theme: Protection and Justice for Trafficked Persons

Ottawa, 27 November 2019


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 advocates on areas of policy reform needed to protect the rights of trafficked persons.

The event brings together service providers, NGOs, anti-trafficking, social justice and migrant rights advocates, as well as lawyers, government representatives and others.

The Forum takes place directly before the CCR Fall Consultation in Ottawa, where there will also be a trafficking workshop on 28 November.

What to expect:

  • A cross-Canada panel on anti-trafficking challenges, trends, promising practices and collaboration opportunities
  • A roundtable discussion on human trafficking legislation and policy issues
  • Small roundtable discussions on key themes
  • Many opportunities to participate throughout the day

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
  • A government representative involved in setting or implementing policies related to human trafficking


Join us for both the Forum on 27 November and the trafficking workshop on 28 November!

Register online by 22 November. Register early as spaces are limited! 


Register here for the CCR National Forum on Human Trafficking (27 November) and also the trafficking workshop during the CCR consultation (28 November):

For more information: contact Elvira Truglia, the CCR Anti-Trafficking Coordinator at 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.