PACT-Ottawa (Persons Against the Crime of Trafficking in Humans) (PACT)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 211 Bronson Avenue, Room 306
Country: Canada
Region: Northern America
UN Languages: French, English
Other languages:
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Victim Protection
  • Anti-Human Trafficking
Short description:
PACT-Ottawa is an organization whose mission is to prevent the trafficking of persons and increase the protection of trafficking victims. Founded in 2004, PACT-Ottawa was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2007. PACT-Ottawa currently pursues its mission through volunteer-supported activities in education, support services, networking and advocacy. In 2010, PACT-Ottawa led the creation of the Ottawa Coalition to End Human Trafficking as an outgrowth of our work in the areas of support services and networking.

PACT-Ottawa initiatives and activities over the last 15 months include:
• Provided direct support to victims of human trafficking in Ottawa, including community orientation, medical referrals, school placement and emotional support
• Created the Ottawa Coalition to End Human Trafficking, a network of Ottawa-region service agencies, to facilitate delivery and improve accessibility to services for trafficked persons
• Delivered a series of human trafficking awareness seminars to secondary school and university student groups, community organizations, health care providers and faith-based communities
• Organized an informative event marking the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2009, featuring Dr. Sue Bennett (University of Ottawa, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) speaking about trafficking of children as camel jockeys in the United Arab Emirates
• Appeared before the Committee Against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth, co-chaired by Senator Roméo Dallaire and retired Senator Landon Pearson
• Participated in the Canadian Council for Refugees’ National Forum on Human Trafficking

Ottawa Coalition to End Human Trafficking initiatives and activities over the last 12 months include:
• Convened an inaugural meeting of over fifty representatives of Ottawa agencies providing services required by trafficked persons on 25 March 2010
• Produced a report of the 25 March 2010 meeting
• Co-hosted with PACT-Ottawa an information sharing and networking event with over 100 participants to mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2 December 2010
• Consolidated a network of over forty-five committed direct service providers in the Ottawa region and made their contact information easily accessible on a public website
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