Julia Drydyk, Executive Director, is honoured to receive the Cutting Edge of Mission Award on behalf of the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking.
Human trafficking in Canada is occurring at shocking levels. It is a low-risk, high-reward manipulative crime that demands sophisticated, coordinated and integrated solutions.
Established in 2016, the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking was created to demand a national strategy for change by collaborating with various stakeholders—including all levels of government, private sector organizations and front-line service providers—in order to advance best practices and to best serve victims and survivors of this crime.
In 2019, the Centre launched the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline to provide an avenue for victims and survivors to receive the trauma-informed specialized support that they need and for community members to report incidents of suspected human trafficking. The Centre continues to work with Canadian law enforcement agencies to develop referral and reporting protocols that are part of the anti-trafficking response network used by Hotline Response Advocates when assisting victims and survivors.
In 2018, Julia Drydyk began her career with the Centre as Manager, Research, and was appointed as the Director of the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline in 2019. In August 2020, Julia accepted the role of Executive Director.
Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Women’s Studies from York University and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.
2021 Cutting Edge of Mission Flyer