That is why we continue to partner with #NotInMyCity, an anti-human trafficking initiative dedicated to preventing and ending human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
As Canada’s largest airport, we recognize we have a responsibility to take action. By coming together, we can help share suspicions with law enforcement, stay up to date on trends and provide awareness and education to our airport workers and passengers on the ways to recognize the signs of human trafficking and how to respond.
What is human trafficking?
Human trafficking is a violation of a person’s most basic human rights, and is often described as modern-day slavery. Traffickers use various methods to maintain control over their victims, including physical violence, sexual assault and emotional abuse.
Launched in 2017, #NotInMyCity collaborates with law enforcement, victim service providers, survivor advocates and Indigenous and community leaders to raise awareness and take collective action to prevent, disrupt and end sexual exploitation and trafficking.
How to get help
Locally, our partners at Peel Regional Police are leading efforts to help those are being trafficked. If you, or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, help is available: 1-833-900-1010.
Did you know that human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada, and 93% of reported victims are Canadian citizens who are trafficked domestically? Not surprisingly, air travel is frequently used as a method of transport by traffickers.