Human Trafficking Awareness Day
May 10, 2017
WHEREAS human trafficking can be defined as "crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex."
This day of awareness is the first step in the campaign to ensure that potential victims are protected and that perpetrators are caught and convicted.
The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Toronto has been an active advocate for the elimination of trafficking in persons since 2013 and has now called for this day to be proclaimed to raise awareness.
City Council is committed to promoting fundamental human rights and enhancing the quality of life for refugees, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S, women, children, indigenous people and others who are at risk of experiencing discrimination or violence.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim May 10, 2017 as "Human Trafficking Awareness Day" in the City of Toronto.