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Human Trafficking – H.I.P.S.

 

HIPSLogoFinalHuman Trafficking Intervention Prevention Strategy (H.I.P.S.)  is a collaboration between agencies in Toronto to address domestic human trafficking.

 

East Metro Youth Services chairs H.I.P.S. across Toronto. This successful collaborative, lead by the EMYS team, ensures that the 20-plus agencies across the Greater Toronto Areat can co-ordinate their activities to achieve a greater impact and build partnerships across sectors.

H.I.P.S. was established in 2014 by EMYS.

 

 

The role of H.I.P.S. is to:

  • Build partnerships across sectors
  • Include interdisciplinary approaches
  • Create an opportunity for community capacity building
  • Co-ordinate treatment services
  • Include survivor-led initiatives
  • Enable resource sharing
  • Act as linkage between local, regional, national and international groups

EMYS brought together like-minded organizations to develop a regional service collaborative.

H.I.P.S. includes:

  • East Metro Youth Services
  • Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre
  • Covenant House Toronto
  • Native Women’s Resource Centre
  • Springboard
  • Victim Services Toronto
  • Victim Services Durham
  • Toronto Police Services Sex Crimes
  • Durham Police Services Human Trafficking Unit
  • Children’s Aid Society
  • Catholic Children’s Aid Society
  • Loft
  • Eva’s Initiatives
  • Kinark

For more information about H.I.P.S., please contact Carly Kalish at ckalish@emys.on.ca