Public lecture and branch meeting
Human Trafficking in Canada
Two speakers from ACT Alberta
Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:00-7:00 P.M.
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus 10700 104 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta Room 7-138 For maps and directions click here.
Lecture and speaker information
Human trafficking is a crime few people associate with Canada, but it continues to be a major issue throughout the country, in both urban and rural settings. Human trafficking is currently the second most profitable illicit crime in the world and has been reported as the fastest growing overall. This lecture will look at what human trafficking is, how it is defined by the UN, and what forms it takes in Canada. It will focus on the work being done by Action Coalition on Human Trafficking (ACT Alberta), which works to identify and respond to human trafficking in Alberta, to provide information about responses to trafficking at provincial and national levels. ACT Alberta’s mission is to increase knowledge and awareness of human trafficking, advocate for effective rights-based responses, build capacity for all involved stakeholders, and lead and foster collaboration for joint action against human trafficking. This lecture will also touch on both the individual and international levels in combating human trafficking by providing some suggestions for individual citizens, as well as outlining initiatives undertaken by international organizations, such as the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration.