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Global Conference on Human Trafficking and Trauma: A Public Health Response

June 24th – 25th, 2019


The total cost for the 2-day conference is as follows:

  • $200 General Admission
  • $100 Students/Human Trafficking Survivors
    * If you are a survivor of human trafficking and require further subsidies, please send an email to *  

Above prices are in CAD.

Registration can be completed below, or by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact

Room Blocks

Please be advised that room blocks have been established at the following hotels from Sunday June 23 to Wednesday June 26. Individuals are to contact the hotels directly to make payments/reservations. The room blocks will be available until May 23, 2019.

Please ensure that you quote the ‘group name’ to receive the special rate.

The Glenerin Inn

  • 1695 The College Way, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 3S7
  • 905-828-6103
  • Group name: Human Trafficking Conference 2019

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Toronto Mississauga West

  • 2125 North Sheridan Way, Mississauga, Ontario, L5K 1A3
  • 905-855-2000
  • Group name: Human Trafficking Conference – UTM

Hampton Inn by Hilton Toronto Mississauga West

  • 2085 North Sheridan Way, Mississauga, Ontario, L5K 2T2
  • 905-823-8600 or click HERE
  • Group name: Human Trafficking Conference 2019 or HTC

Admiral Inn & Suites

  • 2161 North Sheridan Way, Mississauga, Ontario, L5K 1A3
  • 905-403-9777
  • Group name: Human Trafficking Conference 2019


University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus
Instructional Centre

* Parking details will be emailed to participants closer to the conference date.


Family Services of Peel, Women and Gender Studies program – University of Toronto Mississauga, and HEAL Trafficking are hosting the Global Conference on Human Trafficking and Trauma.

This is an opportunity to develop and explore human trafficking-survivor informed and mutually informed research, policy, and services.

* Program will be emailed to participants closer to the conference date. *


Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submissions Close: April 30, 2019 by 5:00pm EST
Successful Submission Notification: May 15, 2019

Family Services of Peel – Peel Institute on Violence Prevention, HEAL Trafficking, and Women and Gender Studies Program, University of Toronto Mississauga invite you to submit your abstracts on innovative public health and other approaches to service, programs, community initiatives, research and policy development for survivors of human trafficking and trauma. Through sharing our collective knowledge and experience, we plan to achieve the following objectives:

  • To foster discussions that will allow us to apply an anti-racism and anti-oppression analysis to current and future policies and services for survivors of human trafficking.
  • To advance a seamless approach to the organization of services for survivors of trauma, mental health issues and addiction.
  • To promote a survivor-centered approach to service organizations.
  • To explore and develop human trafficking survivor-informed and mutually informed research, policy and services.


  • Sex Trafficking
  • Labour Trafficking
  • Human Trafficking and Commercial Sex
  • Social determinants of health
  • Trauma, mental health and addiction
  • Housing
  • Human Rights are Women’s Rights
  • Judicial and Police approaches
  • Justice systems
  • Community policing
  • Human Trafficking and Women with Disabilities
  • Human Trafficking and Indigenous women
  • Survivors’ informed research (quantitative and qualitative)

Identified Constituencies:

  • Survivors
  • Social service providers
  • Academics and Researchers
  • Community police officers
  • Community workers
  • Health practitioners
  • Housing workers
  • Outreach workers
  • Policymakers
  • Social workers
  • Transitional support workers
  • Youth workers
Session Formats:

Oral presentation: One presenter, with or without co-author; 20-minute presentation, 5 minutes questions

Poster presentations: One presenter, with or without co-authors, dimensions: 1m x 1m (3.5 ft. x 3.5 ft.)

Video documentaries: between 5 and 30 minutes, colour or black and white. Audio or not, permissions needed, as appropriate. Video documentaries are meant to provide an in-depth examination of a specific topic.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

All abstracts must follow the guidelines outlined below:

  • Abstracts must be submitted by email to with the subject line “Abstract Submission”.
  • Abstracts (from Rationale to Conclusion) should not exceed 400 words.
  • Abstract titles should not exceed 150 characters (including spaces) and should be lowercase.

Rationale: What is the topic of your presentation? Why is this work important? What gap does it fill?

Objective: What specific objectives did you have?

Methods: What was done? How was it done?

Results: What were your main conclusions?

Discussion: What do your results mean? How do they advance current knowledge?

Conclusion: What message do you want to leave with your audience?

Abstract for video should include:

  • Rationale
  • Objective
  • Description/discussion points
  • Key message(s)
  • Conclusion

Please note:

  • Reviewers must provide sufficient data/information in the abstract to permit evaluation. Statements such as “additional information to be presented at the meeting” are not acceptable.
  • All speakers must be registered at the symposium. Please note that limited subsidies will be available to presenters who are students or survivors of violence. Successful abstracts may apply for subsidy at the time of acceptance.

Registration Fee for Conference (in Canadian Dollars)

  • Full 2 day conference $200
  • Students (subsidised) $100
  • HT Survivor (subsidised) $100* If you are a survivor and require further subsidies please send an email to:

Call for Volunteers

Application Submissions Close: April 15, 2019 by 5:00pm EST
Successful Submission Notification: May 15, 2019

Family Services of Peel, Women and Gender Studies Program – University of Toronto Mississauga, and HEAL Trafficking are looking for volunteers for the two day conference.

Volunteers will be responsible for various tasks throughout the conference. The conference will require your commitment for two full days, June 24th and 25th of 2019, and possibly some hours leading up to the event and after the event.


  • We are seeking note-takers that are organized and possess strong and legible writing skills
  • Note-takers will be responsible for capturing summaries of the presentations and discussion periods throughout the 2 days
  • Note-takers will be provided with necessary resources. If preferred, volunteers can use their laptop or any other electronic device to take notes. At the end of each day, all notes will be submitted. Electronic versions are preferred.
  • Qualifications: analytical and good writing skills

Greeters/Floaters/Station Attendants:

  • Coordinate parking and distribute parking passes
  • Attend to stations, entryways to parking lots and hallways
  • Guide attendees to rooms and food stations

Other tasks that you may be assigned:

  • May assist in preparing giveaway bags for attendees

If you are interested in volunteering, please submit a letter of interest and your resume to: with “Volunteer Applicant” in the subject line.

NOTE: If you’re accepted as a volunteer, please do not register for the conference.

Please be advised that Family Services of Peel is an essential service and will continue to serve the community during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are adjusting the style of service delivery to be in compliance with health guidelines and encourage you to connect with us through any of the following ways: Intake Department: 905-453-5775, Employment Ontario: 905-366-0322, General information: