Domestic sex trafficking can be defined as an offence committed against a person of any age for the purpose of a third party sexually exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation within Canada.  Experts agree that not only has trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation become a major issue within Canada, but there have been few attempts to address this issue.

The training will equip participants to specifically engage this population, to better understand the trauma of being trafficked and most importantly prepare participants to provide specialized support and interventions to victims/survivors.  It will explore our personal values about sex work and human trafficking and how this effects how we work with victims/survivors.

The training will examine the stages of commercial sexual exploitation. Participants will learn to identify risk and vulnerability factors as well as sex trafficking warning signs/indicators. With many interactive components and the use of case examples and film clips to illustrate and explain, participants will learn how to specifically engage this population and provide specific interventions.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will learn tools and strategies to identify if someone is being trafficked or at risk of becoming trafficked.
  2. Participants will gain an understanding of the realities of sex trafficking of youth in Ontario.
  3. Participants will be equipped with specific interventions to support victim/survivors of domestic sex trafficking.


CRN #43505

Location: Oshawa campus, Room JW202

Date: Saturday, February 2nd 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $60

To register, call 905.721.3000 and have the course code (CRN) and your credit card ready.