Human trafficking happens in Canada everyday. Let’s talk about it
Human trafficking happens every single day, right here in Canada. This may be surprising to some but it's an ugly reality not often discussed in the media, and one that effects a startlingly high amount of different people right across the country.
Police in the Peel Region of Ontario have been providing safety advice and resources to help parents and residents identify all of the warning signs to ensure themselves and their loved ones are protected.
"Young people are being exploited through human trafficking, and many are from stable, well-educated families," the Peel Regional Police wrote on their site just last week.
"Human trafficking is the illegal recruitment, transportation or hiding of someone for the purpose of exploiting them. Human trafficking includes labour and prostitution. Prostitution on the streets is known as 'the game,'" it adds.