Awareness About Human Trafficking


An engaging Panel Discussion on a pressing current topic Raising Awareness About Human Trafficking was hosted by Zonta Club of Toronto on February 9th in partnership with White Ribbon, Aura Freedom, Covenant House and South Asian Legal Clinic. Anyone, from any walk of life, can be a target for human trafficking for the purposes of sex trafficking or labour trafficking.

However, in Canada, women and girls are at the greatest risk. Zonta recognizes that Change comes through awareness, this has been one of the major motivators for organizing this event.

Collectively, we can all help to create a safer world for everyone. The event was moderated by Marjorie Hiley, the Executive Director of the Don Valley Community Legal Services. She has been a member of Zonta since 1979 and has served in a number of capacities including Club President and head of committees. The very engaging panelists were –

  1. Shalini Konanur, Executive Director At The South Asian Legal Clinic
  2. Tashin Rodoshi, Community Engagement Coordinator, Aura Freedom
  3. Julie Neubauer, Program Manager of anti-trafficking services at Covenant House
  4. David Garzon, Team Lead, Community Engagement At White

A recording of the Panel Discussion can be obtained from Zonta Toronto. Please feel free to contact – [email protected]

Zonta Club of Toronto

A Recording of the Meeting can be obtained at the link below: Hoh- BXF0mI11Ej7hy7cXL97AOPoPkooS4mU_LhOJFaERzRyzEc867Ycyr.kUqNXNLiWw135c4n


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Chartered in 1927, the Zonta Club of Toronto gave Zonta its international status.

Despite the challenges of COVID, the Club has remained active through lockdowns and other pandemic control measures and adapted well to the online meeting platform and electronic communication, transactions, and event hosting.

Responding to the need of the community, the Club has donated over 4,000gloves to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto at the beginning of the pandemic. These were originally going to be used for preparing Birthing Kits which are generally distributed to locations around the world.

The Club continued its fundraising efforts in many creative ways and was able to present cheques and donations to organizations like Times Change, the White Ribbon Campaign and to Women’s College Hospital Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse Care Centre the last couple of years. To learn more about the Club – Please Visit:

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