In an effort to educate the public on the perils of Human Trafficking, and how Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) can be used to report it, the program has launched an initiative entitled “No Vacation for Victims”.
The campaign, which included a kick off at Stone Road Mall in Guelph at the end of June, features posters and rack cards with stats on the crime, as well as the toll free number, 1-800-222-TIPS and web tip option on csgw.tips to report information.
The campaign also includes graphics which will be posted on social media, as well as a presentation customized to focus on Human Trafficking and the role CSGWG can play to reduce and resolve it. The theme captures the concept that while many people are looking forward to summer holidays, there are no vacations planned for victims of human trafficking.
Program Coordinator Sarah Bowers-Peter said people are surprised to learn that this is a problem in the Guelph/Wellington area.
“Human Trafficking is designed not to be seen; it’s often referred to as ‘Ghost Crime,” she said. “Our primary goal is to educate so people are able to protect themselves, and then to show them how Crime Stoppers is a logical solution to Human Trafficking.”
For more information on this campaign or to book a presentation for your group, “Contact Us” or call 1-800-222-TIPS between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.