Country Canada
Year 2020 - 2025
Type of Measure Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

Ontario’s Strategy to End Human Trafficking launched in 2016, was the first comprehensive provincial strategy developed in collaboration with survivors, community agencies, law enforcement, and Indigenous partners. Through the Strategy, Ontario established the Provincial Anti-Trafficking Coordination Office to support a whole-of government approach to ending human trafficking; provide trauma-informed training to help mental health and addiction professionals; respond appropriately to the needs of survivors; and passed the Anti-Human Trafficking Act 2017 to increase protections for survivors and make it easier for them to pursue compensation. Each year, Ontario recognizes February 22 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day.


Source of Information

Canada's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.64

For more information: Ontario's Strategy to End Human Trafficking (2020-2025)