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Human Trafficking

Location Online - WebEx
Start Time 9/27/2017 1:00:00 PM
End Time 9/27/2017 2:30:00 PM
Time Zone ET
Categories Webinars, Regulatory Compliance
Description Human trafficking is a largely hidden and underreported crime with devastating consequences to its victims. It is considered to be a modern form of slavery and according to the U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), it may just also be the largest—and fastest-growing—criminal enterprise in the world.

While government and law enforcement attempts to curb human trafficking have recently been stepped up, there is also an important role for financial institutions, such as credit unions, to play. The detection and investigation of suspected human trafficking is of critical importance to curbing this crime and through “Project Protect,” an internationally recognized program, law enforcement and FINTRAC have partnered with financial institutions to help them follow the money trail, corroborate victims’ stories and identify the involvement of others.

On September 27, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM ET, CCUA will be hosting a free, 90-minute webinar on human trafficking and Project Protect. A panel of experts including, FINTRAC, the CEO of the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking, the Project Protect co-chair and a Grant Thornton partner will discuss:
  • What is human trafficking?
  • The Canadian human trafficking landscape
  • Sources of supply and infrastructure used in human trafficking (e.g. Backpage, crypto-currencies)
  • How the financial services sector can, and is, helping fight the problem
  • Key indicators (“Red Flags”) of human trafficking transactions and links to sources of this information
  • The purpose and work of The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking
  • Some ‘real-life’ cases from the front line
  • What does effective community awareness look like?
To register, click here.

For background information on Human Trafficking see:
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