National Forum on Trafficking 2013

9am - 5pm

75 University Ave. West;
Turret room - 3rd floor of Fred Nicholas Campus Centre
Waterloo ON

CCR National Forum on Trafficking

Kitchener-Waterloo, 27 November 2013


Trafficking Forum Supporting Documents


The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) invites representatives of NGOs to a National Forum on Trafficking in Kitchener-Waterloo. The forum will provide a space for networking, exchanging information, best practices and strategies to better meet the needs of trafficked persons in Canada. The Forum will also work towards identifying policy concerns and priorities to better protect the rights of trafficked persons in Canada.

The Forum will be held the 27 November, a day before the CCR Fall Consultation (28 - 30 November 2013). There will also be a Workshop on Protecting Trafficked Persons: The Challenges of Definitions the afternoon of Friday, 29 November. Join us for both! 

Information about the Consultation is available at CCR Meetings.

This Forum will be primarily hosting NGOs involved in work on trafficking of foreign nationals and on other trafficking situations in Canada. Academics and others interested in acting in response to trafficking issues are welcome to attend. 

If you are a government or law enforcement representative and you are interested in attending these events, please send an email to

Objectives of the Forum

  • To broaden and strengthen the network of NGOs working on trafficking across the country;
  • To share experiences, responses and effective strategies around awareness-raising on trafficking and providing services to trafficked persons;
  • To identify emerging needs, policy concerns and priorities to better protect the rights of trafficked persons in Canada;
  • To discuss strategies to address and ultimately overcome barriers.

The meeting discussion will address issues that affect trafficked persons and those working to protect trafficked persons and to increase public awareness of trafficking.

Some of the issues for discussion include:

  • Emerging needs and changing trends
  • Issues affecting trafficked non-citizens
  • Emerging policy concerns
  • Effective resources and best practices


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, 8 November 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.

Registration for the Forum and workshop is now open. Register online here.

Trafficking Forum and Workshop: We encourage you to attend both the Wednesday Forum and the Friday trafficking workshop (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 Kitchener-Waterloo Conference Centre at the same reduced rates as Consultation participants. For details, see the last page of the Consultation pamphlet,


If you have questions, please email us at, 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!


***Please check this webpage frequently for updates about the Trafficking Forum.***

More information coming soon!