NORAHT: Northeastern Ontario Research Alliance on Human Trafficking

Nipissing University, Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing, the Union of Ontario Indians, and the AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area have partnered to investigate human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation (sex trafficking) in Northeastern Ontario.

The community organizations in the research partnership encounter suspicions and rumours of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation in their everyday work in the Nipissing region.

While research exists on trafficking in and through large urban centers across the nation, including Southern Ontario, less is known about the processes and patterns of human trafficking in the North, which has rural, remote and underserviced communities, as well as diverse Indigenous cultures.

Aims of the Northeastern Ontario Research Alliance on Human Trafficking:

  1. Understand patterns of trafficking in Northeastern Ontario;
  2. Identify service gaps and barriers for persons who have been trafficked; and
  3. Recommend social policy measures for the prevention of sex trafficking.

NORAHT’s long-term objective us to establish a regional anti-trafficking coalition that will support service providers and broader communities to meet the complex needs of women and girls trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

How To Get Involved with NORAHT:

To become involved in the project, or for further information, including a copy of the full report, please contact noraht@nipissingu.ca.