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Combating Human Trafficking In Ontario

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Combating Human Trafficking In Ontario

Ministry of the Attorney General

"Walk with Me is pleased to be working with the Ontario government to reach out to victims and help them recover from the unimaginable trauma associated with human trafficking."
- Timea Nagy, Executive Director, Walk with Me

"This grant will help the OPP gather more intelligence, enhance front-line officer training, and support victim assistance programs, to bring human traffickers to justice."
- Scott Tod, Deputy Commissioner, Investigations and Organized Crime, Ontario Provincial Police

"This announcement will help the Toronto Police Service develop a coordinated and comprehensive response to human trafficking investigations. We will work with our policing and community partners to support the victims of this tragic crime."
  - William Blair, Chief, Toronto Police Service

"I believe that this funding provided by the province will allow us to reach out, identify and help more victims of human trafficking. In doing so, it will allow us to not only have a positive impact on our community, but also in the lives of those individuals who need our assistance the most."
  - Mike Metcalf, Chief, Peel Regional Police

"Police services across Ontario are committed to enforcing human trafficking laws and helping victims. This new coordinated approach will help law enforcement in our fight against this lowest form of human criminal behaviour, which preys on innocent human beings."
  - Robert Herman, President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, and Chief, Thunder Bay Police Service

"The Maytree Foundation is pleased with the work the provincial government is doing to help support victims and fight human trafficking in Ontario. It is encouraging to see the government taking a proactive step to stop the abuse of victims and the attack on human dignity. This new coordinated approach is a first in Ontario toward addressing this complex issue."
  - Alan Broadbent, Chairman, Maytree

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