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Anti- Human Trafficking
January 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Women & Girls Circle, Skills for Change; Guest Speaker Workshop Series
Anti- Human Trafficking
According to the RCMP’s Human Trafficking National Coordination Centre, over 96% of identified cases in Canada since 2005 were domestic trafficking cases. Most police-reported cases in Ontario are girls and women who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Indigenous women and girls are especially vulnerable to being targeted by traffickers.
In this workshop, Women & Girls Circle at Skills for Change is happy to have our guest speaker, Teresa Dremetsikas, Program Manager at Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture. She will be talking about types of human trafficking, risk factors, barriers, prevention of human trafficking, and its resources.
Teresa is a program manager at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT). She graduated as a Medical Doctor from the Faculty of Medicine in Monterrey Nuevo Leon in Mexico and has worked for the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture since the late 80’s . She has worked at the CCVT in different positions including starting as a volunteer and thereafter hired in 1987 to do frontline work including one on one assessment and counselling of clients she also worked with survivors organizing support groups. Other activities along the years have included: facilitation of training sessions for staff, internally and externally for other settlement service providing organizations. She has also provided training sessions to Immigration Department (Refugee Board, enforcement branch and even External Affairs and Visa officers.) She has been active doing presentations at conferences locally, Nationally and Internationally on the issue of Torture.
Presently she oversees the Anti-human trafficking Program at the CCVT. In collaboration with staff and other managers as well as network of professionals and volunteers, she has been involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of several Services at the Centre throughout the years.
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) aids survivors to overcome the lasting effects of torture and war. In partnership with the community, the CCVT supports survivors in the process of successful integration into Canadian society, works for their protection and integrity, and raises awareness of the continuing effects of torture and war on survivors and their families. The CCVT gives hope after the horror.
(The information updated on Jan 04, 2022 at 12:30pm)