More than $7.5-million in provincial money will fund specialized services to support human trafficking victims and survivors.
This money will be spread over five years, with portions going to Victim Services Toronto, Victim Services of York Region and the province’s other Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario organizations.
“Through our government’s anti-human trafficking strategy, we are helping young women and children escape a living nightmare and rebuild their lives,” said Premier Doug Ford. “We will continue to work with police to give them the tools and resources they need to go after the thugs responsible for this disgusting crime and put them behind bars where they belong.”
The money is part of the government’s anti-human trafficking strategy which includes a $307-million investment over five years.
The strategy aims to raise awareness about human trafficking, protect victims and intervene early, support survivors and hold offenders accountable.