WHO WE ARE
CANCARO (Canadian, Migration & Counter Trafficking in Persons Organization) is a non-profit organization that is Black-owned and operated with a mandate to serve Black and Indigenous youth who are at risk of human trafficking. Our leadership and governance structure is built around providing services to these groups using anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism lens. Our vision is to end modern-day slavery and empower individuals through education and research.
Its mission is to prevent Human Trafficking (HT), build awareness, equip, motivate and support victims of HT and their communities in the fight to end modern-day slavery by seeking social justice, promoting decent work for all and empowering individuals to become productive citizens through education and research.
To ensure the vision becomes a reality CANCARO is committed to educating at-risk youth, increase awareness, reducing the incidences of HT by building a strong collaboration of anti-trafficking support services, advocates and experts in Ontario and globally.
CANCARO conducts Social Research, Consultancies and Training in the field of HT, develops curriculum and training materials for Communities Organizations, District School Boards, Law Enforcement, municipalities and Governments by providing scientific tools and proven strategies to decrease the risk of HT. Some of these tools involve increasing HT awareness, targeted assessment, and effective intervention. CANCARO does this by building the skills of local professionals, and community stakeholders that are already invested and working in these communities. Our approach recognizes and honours leaders, influencers, and professional caretakers already in existence. By empowering, raising the skills level, and supporting these communities, we avoid repeating historical and ineffective traditional paths of imposing change, in ways that are not culturally responsive and devaluing of Black and Indigenous peoples.