The House of Commons proclaimed February 22 as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day to help bring awareness to the magnitude of modern-day slavery in Canada and abroad and encourage Canadians to take steps to combat human trafficking.
Today a Joint Statement was issued from Alberta’s Acting Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Sonya Savage, Children’s Services Minister Rebecca Schulz, Community and Social Services Minister Jason Luan and Status of Women Associate Minister Whitney Issik on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
““Human trafficking is a dehumanizing and predatory crime that violates a person’s most basic human rights and dignity. Traffickers exploit their victims and rob them of their freedom – all for their own gain. We must do everything we can to fight this heinous crime and stand up for victims and those at risk of human trafficking.”