Upcoming Event: Summer Institute on Human Trafficking

For those who may be working in the area, Lakehead University Orillia and the Alliance Against Modern Slavery (AAMS) are hosting a Summer Institute on Human Trafficking at Lakehead University (Orillia) on June 16-18 2015.

I’ve included the info e-mailed out below:

The Summer Institute is an intermediate-to-advanced level knowledge transfer and mobilization event featuring presentations on existing Canadian human trafficking response models/referral mechanisms, best practices in service delivery to trafficked persons, and strategies for building productive collaboration between the service providers and the criminal justice system.

Registration fee: $84.75 (includes 13% HST, the cost of materials and food for three days – breakfast, lunch, snacks & refreshments, and BBQ dinner cruise on Day 1).

Registration will close once the maximum seating capacity has been reached and no later than 11:59 p.m. on June 10, 2015. The space is limited, so please register early!

Prerequisite for registration: Completion of two free online human trafficking awareness trainings:

(1) The B.C. Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP) training “Human Trafficking: Canada is not Immune” (takes about 4 hours to complete) http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/octiptraining/ index.html

(2) The MCIS Language Services “Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking” (takes about 12 hours to complete; when requesting e-certificate of completion, indicate that it is required for the Summer Institute on Human Trafficking registration) http://www.helpingtraffickedpersons.org/

Each prospective attendee will need to upload e-certificates of the training completion to the Institute website as part of the registration process. After the event, each attendee also will be issued Summer Institute’s e-certificate of completion with logos of Lakehead University and the Alliance Against Modern Slavery.

For registration and more information about the Institute program, presenters, accommodations, travel, etc, please visit the event website: https://conferences.lakeheadu.ca/sioht/