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About Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking

Get to Know Us

The Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (HCAHT) exists to create and support a unified Halton community and regional response to combat human trafficking. SAVIS is the lead agency and acts as a backbone organization to the HCAHT.

The HCAHT works as a hub of community efforts to:

  • Advance the rights of survivors of human trafficking

  • Coordinate the delivery of services to people who have been and/or in situations of human trafficking

  • Collectively break down and address systemic barriers survivors face when accessing services

  • Prevent further instances of human trafficking by raising awareness of the issues, and

  • Build service providers’ capacity to support survivors of human trafficking through a harm reduction, trauma-informed approach, and an anti-racist/anti-oppressive framework

Our Values

Sand Dunes

Unique Needs


Right of Access

Human Rights Approach

We recognize that each survivor of Human Trafficking has unique needs

We work within an anti-racism/anti-oppressive framework

We believe in the right of access to harm reduction supplies and services

Modern Architecture
Yellow Building




We stress diversity, welcome differences of opinion and commit to dialogue

We are evidence-based

We believe in collaboration

We are committed to a Human Rights Approach;

  • the right to live free from violence

  • the right to live free from racism

  • the right to live free from sexism and ageism

  • the right to live free from poverty

  • the right to live free from unsafe substance use

  • the right to migrate in safety

  • the right to earn a decent wage

  • the right to have labour protection

  • the rights of our endangered global ecosystem

  • the rights of people suffering from humanitarian and ecological disasters

Classmates in the Library


HCAHT Membership

The HCAHT includes those who have experienced trafficking as well as stakeholders from a variety of sectors (government, non-government, and non-profit) that deliver services to and support survivors of Human Trafficking in Halton and surrounding regions. Our ARAO mandate encourages the involvement of stakeholders representing groups with different and diverse identities like LGBT2Q+, immigrant and refugee, differently abled, and Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC).


For the purposes of the HCAHT, ‘survivor’ is defined as an individual who has been trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation in the past and has already begun a journey of healing and recovery. Apart from our survivor consultants, membership to the HCAHT is reserved for stakeholders who are representing an agency as a means to ensure membership accountability.

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