National Human Trafficking Forum

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.

What to expect:

  • An interactive legal case study hack to explore legal strategies for responding to trafficked migrants cases
  • Other 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

To register, click here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvdO-trjMvH9Jn6RrlpwAs866yMxDY_Veu

For more information: contact Tony Luong, the CCR Anti-Trafficking Coordinator at tluong@ccrweb.ca.

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: ccrweb.ca/en/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.
 

Workshops, CCR consultation, Spring 2021

"Early" sessions begin at:

12pm Eastern 
1:30pm Newfoundland
1pm Atlantic
11am Central
10am Mountain/Saskatchewan
9am Pacific

"Late" sessions begin at:

2:30pm Eastern 
4pm Newfoundland
3:30pm Atlantic
1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain/Saskatchewan
11:30am Pacific

All sessions last 90 minutes (unless otherwise indicated).

  • Opening plenary: After the Borders Re-Open | 26 May 2021 | Early
  • Working Group meetings Part 1 | 26 May 2021 | Late
  • Root Causes of Forced Displacement: Examining Genocide | 27 May 2021 | Early
  • Discrimination in housing for newcomers | 27 May 2021 | Late
  • Preparing for an influx of claimants | 28 May 2021 | Early
  • Best practices for integrating international students (Caucus) | 28 May 2021 | Late
  • Integrity in Private Refugee Sponsorship | 31 May 2021 | Early
  • Regularization | 31 May 2021 | Late
  • Gender and sexual orientation at the IRB | 1 Jun 2021 | Early
  • Conversation on settlement issues | 1 Jun 2021 | Late
  • Strengthening Sponsorship Advocacy | 2 Jun 2021 | Early
  • Mental health of asylum seekers and refugees in times of COVID-19 | 2 Jun 2021 | Late
  • Detention updates: COVID and beyond | 3 Jun 2021 | Early
  • Quality of immigration and refugee services | 3 Jun 2021 | Late
  • Access and Awareness of COVID 19 testing and Vaccine for African Refugees | 4 Jun 2021 | Early
  • Anti-trafficking Advocacy Campaign Launch | 4 Jun 2021 | Late
  • Public engagement | 7 Jun 2021 | Early
  • Overseas Protection and Resettlement Working Group meeting | 7 Jun 2021 | Late
  • Immigration and Settlement Working Group meeting | 8 Jun 2021 | Early
  • Inland Protection Working Group meeting | 8 Jun 2021 | Late
  • Virtual hearing monitoring project (Caucus) | 9 Jun 2021 | Early
  • Youth network workshop | 9 Jun 2021 | Late
  • Caucus (to be determined) | 10 Jun 2021 | Early
  • Spring General Meeting | 10 Jun 2021 | Late