Did you know slavery still occurs in the 21st century? The modern face of slavery is human trafficking. As the second largest illicit business in the world (after drug trafficking), human trafficking yields an estimated $150 billion in illegal profits each year through criminal enslavement and exploitation of an estimated 21 million people worldwide. It is also among the world’s most underreported crimes.
The financial sector and business community at large can play a role in helping victims of human trafficking and support the role of law enforcement by knowing how to detect suspicious financial activities that are often associated with this nefarious enterprise.
On June 11, GET CONNECTED to Sandbox Centre in partnership with Grant Thornton as we bring subject matter experts to the 5 Points Theatre in Barrie. Find out what to look out for, and how to play your part in eliminating the Human Trafficking footprint in Barrie, Simcoe & Central Ontario.
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Jennifer Fiddian-Green is a National Advisory Partner who practices in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering and Forensics. In addition to her role at Grant Thornton, Jennifer sits on the board of the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking and works to help drive the conversation of the role businesses play in eliminating Human Trafficking.
Joseph Mari, Project Protect Lead Coordinator, Scotiabank
Lepa Jankovic, Sergeant, GTA Financial Crime (Proceeds/AML), RCMP
Michelle Jansen, Detective, Barrie Police Services, Human Trafficking
Dave Correa, Detective, Toronto Police Service, Sex Crimes Human Trafficking Enforcement Team
Barb Gosse, CEO, Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking
Dwayne King, Giles Dixon, Wayde Putnam, Darryl Paul, Grant Thornton LLP
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration, breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Presentation + Q&A
10:00 a.m. – Networking