The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

January 14, 2015 15:47 ET

The Economic Club of Canada and Joy Smith Foundation Presents: Human Trafficking Happens in Canada-Protect Your Families and Communities

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 14, 2015) - Human Trafficking is happening every day in Canada. Victims are targeted by predators who make between $260,000- $280,000 per victim, per year. The profits from human trafficking are second to the profits that criminals make in the drug trade. Traffickers target our youth in the Toronto area and the public needs to know how to protect their families and communities. Join us as Canada's leading anti-trafficking advocate, Joy Smith speaks on its growing presence right here in the GTA and surrounding areas. Mrs. Smith will be accompanied by survivors who'll share their stories of how they were trafficked and how they escaped to reclaim their lives.

What: Expert panel to discuss human trafficking in Canada and preventative measures to protect families and communities across Canada.
Joy Smith, Founder & President, Joy Smith Foundation
Cpl Edward Riglin, RCMP, formerly of the Integrated Child Exploitation Unit
Timea Eva Nagy, Survivor, speaker and social advocate
Cassandra Diamond, Survivor & Founding Director, BridgeNorth
Discussion moderated by Lorna Dueck
Where: One King West Hotel
Grand Banking Hall
1 King West, Toronto, Ontario
When: Thursday, January 15, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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