370 King Street West
CCR National Forum and Workshop on Trafficking
Toronto, 28 - 29 November 2012
The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) invites representatives of NGOs to a National Forum on Trafficking in Toronto. The forum will provide a space for networking, information-exchange and strategizing among NGO's on best practices, emerging needs and policy development priorities to meet the needs of trafficked persons.
The Forum will be held the 28th of November, the day before the CCR Fall Consultation, 29 November - 1 December 2012. There will also be a Workshop on the morning of Thursday, November 29th to allow for dialogue with government representatives, law enforcement and other interested parties. Join us for both!
Information about the Consultation is available at CCR Meetings.
This Forum is principally intended for NGOs and service providers involved in work on trafficking of foreign nationals in Canada. Academics and others interested in acting in response to trafficking issues are welcome to attend. The Forum is closed to government; however, government representatives and law enforcement are strongly encouraged to attend the workshop the next morning. The workshop descritpion is available at http://ccrweb.ca/en/workshops_fall2012.
Objectives of the Forum
The objectives of the Forum are:
- To broaden and strengthen the network of NGOs working on trafficking across the country;
- To share experiences, responses and effective strategies;
- To identify policy development priorities and to discuss strategies to form a response to overcome barriers at different levels – local, provincial and federal.
The Forum discussion will address issues that affect trafficked persons and those working to protect trafficked persons and to increase public awareness of trafficking.
Planning to attend the CCR Fall Consultation? When you register for the Consultation, please check off to indicate that you plan to attend the trafficking Forum. No additional fee will be charged meeting participants attending the CCR Consultation. Registration forms and payment must be received by Friday, November 9th to take advantage of the reduced rate. See CCR Meetings for further information and online registration forms.
If you are not attending the CCR Consultation:
We are charging a fee of $30 to cover the basic meeting costs.
Onlinw registration is now closed. Please register on site at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Toronto on 28 and 29 November
Trafficking Forum and Workshop: We encourage you to attend both the Wednesday Forum and the trafficking workshop the next morning (fee for the two: $50).
Please note: If the fee is an obstacle to your attendance, please indicate so on your registration form in order to be considered for a fee deduction or waiver.
Participants at the Forum are welcome to stay at the Hyatt Regency Toronto at the same reduced rates as Consultation participants. For details, see the last page of the Consultation pamphlet, http://ccrweb.ca/sites/ccrweb.ca/files/pamphleten.pdf.
If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Samanta García at 514-277-7223, Ext. 6.
Spreading the word
We encourage you to promote this Forum and the workshop by passing this invitation to others who might be interested in attending. We appreciate your help in making it a success!
Trafficking meeting supporting documents
Useful CCR resources on trafficking:
- Proposal for Legislative Amendment to Protect Trafficked Persons (also available in htm), 2 pages.
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Proposal for Legislative Amendment to Protect Trafficked Persons, 4-page booklet.