Last week GREAT, in collaboration with the Ontario Tech University hosted “Together Lets Stop Traffick” 2019 (the 2nd Annual Human Trafficking conference for Ontario Tech University). We were fortunate to be able to draw upon labour trafficking experts from the region and around the globe. The event underscored the under reported nature of labour trafficking […]

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Back in 2013, our Director of Marketing and Communication (Katja Maas) was tasked with coming up with a graphic and tag line for our first conference, one that would communicate our intent, yet was simple and straight forward. She came up with the concept of “Together Let’s Stop Traffick”, along with it’s now familiar graphic. […]

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As discussed in the first article, human trafficking is about exploitation.  It is a heinous crime that sees victims undertake work (including sex trade) against their will.  Sometimes the work is undertaken under threats of violence against them or their family, sometimes the work is undertaken to pay off a debt that only ever grows […]

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As a highly dynamic and unpredictable crime, the response to human trafficking calls on police management/leadership to plan and systematically encourage organization-wide capacity and readiness. In the previous article I examined the issue of leadership commitment in combating human trafficking, and will now move towards examining some of the steps that police leaders can take […]

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Human trafficking is getting more “air play” in the media, more public exposure through film and television, and more legislative recognition, especially in western democracies. However, there are massive gaps in our understanding of the issue, not least of which is our ability to quantify the size of the problem, and secondly to understand and […]

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