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Ontario’s New Anti-Sex Trafficking Policy Welcomed by Child Protection Organizationon July 12, 2021 at 8:22 pm

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For organizations that grapple with youth sex trafficking on the front line, the Ontario government’s new policy framework that mandates school boards to implement anti-trafficking protocols is welcome news. “It’s wonderful that the money is now being given to prevention and education around human trafficking,” Julie Moore, the human trafficking program co-ordinator at Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, told The Epoch Times. On July 6, Ontario announced a new policy that requires all school boards to develop “a plan and anti-human trafficking protocols” to protect students. The plan must include efforts to raise awareness of sex trafficking; support students who are at risk or who are being sex trafficked; train employees, educators, and other school staff about such crimes; and establish accountability and evaluation approaches. The policy framework, which the government says is the first of its kind in Canada, is built on the updated Health and Physical Education curriculum for …

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