Media Advisory: Canadians Attend U.S. Program on Combatting Human Trafficking

Media Advisory
October 30, 2019
For Immediate Release

Canadians Attend U.S. Program on Combatting Human Trafficking


OTTAWA – Canadian law enforcement professionals visited Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from October 21 to October 30 as participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The participants exchanged best practices and investigative resources with counterparts in successful U.S. law enforcement anti-trafficking networks. The program was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Participants analyzed collaborative techniques across municipal, state, and federal levels on combatting human trafficking and learned about successful U.S. Trafficking in Persons taskforce models. Participants also met with victim support groups to examine new strategies for integrating investigative resources to identify, interdict, and prosecute human trafficking organizations.

Participants in the program represented the following organizations:

  • Calgary Police Service
  • Edmonton Police Service
  • Gouvernement du Québec
  • London City Police
  • Ottawa Police Service
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Vancouver Police Department

The IVLP enables Canadians who are emerging leaders in their professional field to observe U.S. institutions, practices, and culture first-hand, and to meet with professional counterparts to explore issues of common interest. Founded in 1940, the IVLP has given hundreds of thousands of emerging leaders – including more than 1,300 Canadians – the opportunity to interact with American society on a personal level. For more information, visit