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Human Trafficking

Family Services of Peel was successful in a very competitive proposal process and was awarded 3 year funding to address Human Trafficking.  The focus of this project is to increase the capacity of service providers in Peel Region to be able to effectively support women survivors of trafficking and their families on their journey to recovery and healing.

The Human Trafficking Advisory Committee provides advice, guidance, support, and recommendations with regards to the project, addressing Human Trafficking in Peel.  The committee members are:

  • Sandra Rupnarain
    Executive Director, Family Services of Peel
  • Monica Riutort
    Director – Peel Institute of Research & Training, Family Services of Peel
  • Angela Carter
    Executive Director, Roots Community Services Inc. Brampton
  • Alma Arguello
    Executive Director, Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Service (SAVIS of Halton)
  • Dr. Firdosi Mehta
    Senior Advisor, Public Health Physician (WHO), Member of the Governance Committee of Peel Institute on Violence Prevention
  • Dr. Hanni Stoklosa
    Executive Director of HEAL Trafficking, Emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with appointments at Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Director of the Global Women’s Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Connors Center
  • Dr. Susan Bartels
    Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine, Queen’s University, Emergency physician at both the Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital, Researcher in violence against women in international settings
  • Katarina MacLeod
    Founder and Executive Director, Rising Angels
  • Nikki Clarke
    Member of NDP Malton area


Project Documents