The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

March 26, 2014 06:00 ET

The Web and Cost of Human Trafficking at the Economic Club of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 26, 2014) - Heard of human trafficking? Not sure how it happens? Didn't know Canadian boys and girls are being bought and sold for sex? Did you think the slave trade was eradicated 200 years ago? Think again. Human trafficking, the modern day slave trade, is alive and well in Canada. And it hurts us all. Human trafficking is the fastest growing and most lucrative criminal enterprise in Canada. In fact, a trafficker earns an average of $280,000 per year per victim in Canada. In January, Ottawa saw the first teen pimp case in Canadian history. In February, law enforcement from Alberta to Nova Scotia, launched Operation Northern Spotlight targeting pimps and johns, which also rescued under-age victims, some as young as 15 years old.

WHO: • Joy Smith, M. Ed., B. Ed., Member of Parliament for Kildonan- St. Paul, Founder and President of the Joy Smith Foundation
• Casandra Diamond, Human Trafficking Case Manager, Women's Support Network of York Region
• Dominic Monchamp, Detective Sergeant Investigations Supervisor Multidisciplinary investigation section and youth coordination, West Vice Division, Montreal Police Department
• David Kilgour (Moderator), Director, Council for a Community of Democracies
WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada
"The Web and Cost of Human Trafficking"
DATE: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
TIME: 11:45 am-1:30 pm
WHERE: The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Contact Information

  • To confirm your attendance or for more information
    about the event: Natasha Hope Morano, B.A. (Hons.), MA
    Vice President - The Economic Club of Canada
    613-686-6568 (FAX)