Coalition Launches Community Action Plan on Sex Trafficking in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta, October 23, 2015 - The Action Coalition on Human Trafficking (ACT Alberta), Councillor Scott McKeen, and Honorary Chair Sarah Chan officially launch the action plan Engaging Community: Addressing Sex Trafficking in Edmonton. #yegactionplan

Event Details

Where: City Room, City Hall

When: November 3, 2015

Time: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Media interview availability to follow)

Speakers: City Councillor Scott McKeen; Sarah Chan, Honorary Chair; Andrea Burkhart, Executive Director of ACT Alberta

"Human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation is happening right here in our city. This project is the first of its kind in Edmonton and one of three across Canada. This plan was developed in partnership with local experts and policy makers: the result is a comprehensive and effective action plan that will reduce and prevent sex trafficking in our city." - Andrea Burkhart, Executive Director of ACT Alberta

ACT Alberta works collaboratively with government agencies, law enforcement, and NGOs to identify the needs of victims and respond to human trafficking in our province.

This project was accomplished in collaboration with: ASSIST Community Services Centre, the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE), the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA), Edmonton Police Service, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW), REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities, the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE), and YWCA Edmonton.

For more information, please contact:

Andrea Burkhart

Executive Director, ACT Alberta