How we’re tackling COVID: Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking
Hosted by Lily Cho, Associate Dean, Global & Community Engagement, LA&PS, this webinar will engage three York alumnae who are an integral part of the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking. This webinar will discuss the impact of COVID on the operations of the Centre and how the Centre is adjusting to new risks and opportunities.
• Margot Franssen , Founder & Co-Chair, The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking
Franssen is a Founder and Co-Chair of The Centre to End Human Trafficking, a national charity dedicated to ending all types of human trafficking in Canada. She is no stranger to start-ups and big challenges. In 1980 she founded and led The Body Shop Canada, which grew to become one of Canada’s best-known brands. During her tenure the company raised $1.3 million to fight gender-based violence and supported employees in performing 192,000 hours of community work in women’s shelters. Margot was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002 and received the Queen’s Diamond and Golden Jubilee Awards. Her recent advocacy also includes co-chairing the National Task Force on Sex Trafficking of Canadian Girls. She has received many awards including The United Nations Development Fund for Women Canada Award, Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, Twenty-One Leaders for the Twenty First Century, and The International Alliance for Women World of Difference 100 award. She has served on many other philanthropic and private sector boards, including York University’s Board of Governors from 1991 to 2003.
• Ashley Franssen-Tingley, Director of Stakeholder Relations
Franssen-Tingley works at The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking, a national charity dedicated to ending human trafficking in Canada and is the operator of the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline. In her role as the Centre’s Director of Stakeholder Relations, Ashley works to enhance cross-sectoral collaboration by developing strategic anti-trafficking partnerships with police, governments, frontline delivery partners, survivor leaders, anti-trafficking advocates and private sector companies. She works with a dedicated team to leverage the collective knowledge and expertise from the anti-trafficking field to inform the Centre’s advocacy efforts, external partnerships, strategic engagement activities and hotline operations.
• Julia Drydyk, Executive Director
Drydyk began her career with The Centre as Director of Research and has recently been the Director of the Hotline, where she has taken a leadership role in restructuring the Hotline operations and leading the culture change in that group. She has a wealth of experience in research, evaluation, communications, community engagement and public policy development in the community services sector. She has worked in government, private consulting, and for the United Way of Greater Toronto.