Our Story

Our Story

The Sarnia-Lambton Committee Against the Trafficking of Women and Children (SLCATWC) is a volunteer-based group of individuals and organizations dedicated and committed to raising awareness of human trafficking locally, nationally and globally. The committee as a whole does not work directly with victims of human trafficking (although some of its member organizations do) but works to educate the community on the issue through presentations and events.

Our Founding Mothers

The SLCATWC was established in 2006 by three local women who felt compelled to bring better awareness of human trafficking to the Sarnia-Lambton community after attending a seminar on the issue. 

In its first years, the committee held a number of events in the community to raise awareness including:

  • The performance 'Lost In Traffic' by Theatre Parminou from Quebec (2006)
  • Public Forum on Human Trafficking with guests MP Pat Davidson and MP Joy Smith (2007)
  • Public Forum on Human Trafficking with RCMP Human Trafficking Awareness Coordinator for Ontario (2008)

Our Evolution

The committee has grown from its three founding mothers to include close to 20 members from concerned citizens to individuals who work in sectors where their clients may be vulnerable to human trafficking (e.g. victims of abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, immigrants and newcomers, Aboriginal women).