Spot the Series – Signs / Risks / Methods
September 21, 2021, 11:00am (PDT) / 1:00PM (CMT) / 2:00PM (EDT)
Human trafficking is a multibillion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to an estimated 40.3 million people around the world. Yet, it is not an “over there” problem. No matter where we live in Canada and Bermuda, chances are it’s happening nearby and around us. Would you be able to recognize the signs? Or identify the risk factors that would increases one’s vulnerability to be trafficked and enslaved? Do you know the methods of recruitment? This webinar is designed to help teach about these sign, risks, and methods through discussion with panelists who are involved in front-lines modern slavery and human trafficking response work.
Outreach Worker - Correctional & Justice Services - London, Ontario at The Salvation Army - Canada and Bermuda
Aura Burditt is an outreach worker for The Salvation Army Correctional & Justice Services in London Ontario, working primarily with women who have been impacted by the criminal justice system. Aura provides practical help and creates a network of support services for those reintegrating from custody into the community. In this capacity Ms. Burditt also works with women who have been exploited in the sex trade or who have been trafficked. In addition to her full time role, Aura is also Chair of the London Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, whose primary mandate is Prevention Through Education. Aura does numerous public speaking engagements about the harms of human trafficking in all its forms.
Divisional Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Advocate - Prairies Division at The Salvation Army - Canada and Bermuda
Regional Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Response Advocate - Ontario at The Salvation Army - Canada and Bermuda
Greg has served thirty-one years in different Salvation Army ministries - Corps, Youth Ministry, at the Training College, and Correctional and Justice Services. Currently he is the Director of Chaplaincy for Toronto Correctional & Justice Services and serves on the Territorial MSHT Response Committee. He didn’t choose MSHT work. It chose him on the Annual Day of Prayer for Victims for Human Trafficking in 2017 when the Holy Spirit personalized the need and potential for positive significant Salvation Army responses. He wants to help every person he knows to become aware of how modern slavery and human trafficking works and then see them join our prevention efforts.
Regional Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Response Advocate – Ontario at The Salvation Army - Canada and Bermuda
Julia returned to King’s University and graduated in 2009 with an Honors Specialization Degree in Sociology. She completed Certificates in Non-Profit Management and Mediation from Western University and Leading a Mental Healthy Workplace from Queens. Julia helped to implement the Cornerstone Diversion Program for sex-trade workers in the London area and the Sex Buyers Accountability Program. Programs include The Journey, a three-day retreat. In addition, there has been the inclusion of many Human Trafficking Initiatives by the Salvation Army in partnership with the London Abused Women’s Centre, which includes the Phoenix and Cornerstone Dignity Projects.
Julia received the Ontario Community Justice Association Award in 2014 and was in 2020 was acknowledged for 35 years of faithful service from The Salvation Army.
The sexual exploitation of youth was evident in 1985 and it has taken 35 years for the broader community to recognize and name the harm. It is hoped that with education and prevention these types of crimes against our youth and vulnerable populations will end.