A special public workshop/seminar is slated to take place in Kincardine later this month on identifying and reporting human trafficking.
Hosted by the Ontario Provincial Police, the public are invited to take part in the special training seminar called S.T.A.R.T. (Stop Trafficking, Advocate and Report Today).
The goal of the program: to give people the necessary tools to "spot" the signs of potential human trafficking.
"Getting the public involved in that and recognizing it in our communities will help prevent it, it will keep our youth safe if we can see the signs of what happens, and what happens to our youth and what that looks like; then we have a better ability to keep people safe," says Rossewy.
The seminars are geared mainly at those individuals that work in both the hospitality sector and education sector, as they are closer to the possibility of spotting potential human trafficking through the nature of their work.
The seminars were made possible thanks to a Government Grant.
"The inspiration for the grant was to sort of create a kind of like a SmartServe Program, but for the hotel and motel industry to educate our community and to educate the people who work in motels ad hotels," adds Rossewy.
The Free Event in Kincardine takes place:
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
10:00am to 3:00pm
Best Western Plus Governor's Inn
791 Durham St. Kincardine (at Hwy 21)
Registration for the S.T.A.R.T. Program is REQUIRED.
To register, please contact:
Detective Staff Sgt. Paula Rossewy at (519) 652-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org