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Human Trafficking Awareness Event to be held in York Region on May 11


Human trafficking remains a pressing issue in York Region and across Canada. In an effort to raise awareness and educate the public, Central York Fire Services (CYFS) in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police, York Regional Police, and York Region Paramedic Services are hosting an event on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the York Region Administrative Centre, Great Hall,  17250 Yonge Street in Newmarket. The event aims to shed light on local human trafficking trends, provide insights from survivors, and outline police initiatives tackling this problem. This event is also a call to action for parents, teachers, emergency responders, and community members to unite in the fight against this issue.

Speakers include: 

  • Anna Roberts, Member of Parliament, King-Vaughan, discussing national initiatives.
  • York Regional Police Human Trafficking Section, detailing the local landscape of human trafficking.
  • Cheryl Perera, Founder and President of OneChild, focusing on preventative measures for parents and several community partners.

This is a significant opportunity for attendees to engage with community partners, partake in expert-led discussions, and learn actionable steps to combat human trafficking. It’s a chance to connect, understand, and contribute to a cause that demands our immediate attention.

For additional details  and speaker information, visit No advanced registration is required, making it accessible for everyone to participate.

Together, we can make a difference. Join us at this event to be a part of the solution to eradicate human trafficking in our region.