A group of dedicated conference/event planners, hotel sales professionals and audio visual professionals who are raising awareness about human trafficking.


To collaborate, through education and synchronization, to bring awareness to human trafficking happening in our venues, conferences, events, sporting events. Collaborating with planning professionals who contract venues, suppliers and those venues, suppliers to talk about the situation; to ensure there are training programs in place for both sides of the table; to know what to do about it when a person sees something that doesn’t seem right.


To raise awareness about human trafficking as sexual exploitation as it takes place in all kinds of properties. From budget motels to luxury hotels and resorts, air and ground transportation is often used to carry out these criminal acts.

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Almost 21 million people are victims of forced labour – 11.4 million women and girls and 9.5 million men and boys.

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Forced labour in the private economy generates US$150 billion in illegal profits per year.

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Of those exploited by individuals or enterprises, 4.5 million are victims of forced sexual exploitation.


“This was one of the best events I have been to. The Venue was beautiful and the helpfulness and engagement of both committee members and the audience was priceless. The panel discussion and the screening of the film was very relevant!!! The MPAHT is setting the standard for bringing awareness to Human Trafficking and this event proves their dedication of their mission”. Stephen Brent Sargeant, HSBC

“My heart is heavy for the sufferers of Human Trafficking however with MPAHT we can make a change. MPAHT has pushed through the barriers of the Canadian meeting industry and with education and awareness MPAHT will make a difference”. Robert Thompson, AV-CANADA Inc.

“The events, seminars and conferences MPAHT hosts is extremely important in the hospitality and tourism industry which has the obligation to ensure the safety, security and well-being of all guests and humanity around the world”. Zaman Ishaad, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts


MPAHT Presents: An Award-Winning Film Screening
& Discussion on Human Trafficking
Tuesday, March 6 2018
Toronto, Ontario



MPAHT Signs The Code
July 30, 2018
Toronto, Ontario
Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking (MPAHT) marked the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons by becoming a signatory to The Code. The Code, short for “The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism” is an industry-driven initiative to provide awareness, tools and support to combat the sexual exploitation of children.

Visit the MPAHT booth at Incentiveworks 2018
August 14-15, 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Additional resources are available from the Women's Support Network for York Region in the resource section below

Volunteer With Us

Join our engaging and active volunteer corps today and help play a role to shape the future of our industry.

The communications and Marketing team is actively looking to fill the following roles:

Social Media Strategist
Responsibilities: Support social media strategy |Actively support strategists when needed
Experience: First hand knowledge of social media platforms | Understanding and application of professional posts
Time Commitment: 30-60 minutes per week depending on season

Content Developer
Responsibilities: write relevant articles, marketing pieces, communication pieces, webpage documents
Experience: Previous experience writing
Time Commitment: 1 hour per month, varies

Responsibilities: Take professional photographs at MPAHT events for use in social media, web and print
Experience: Previous photography experience | owns photography equipment
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours approx 2 to 3 times per year, varies

YouTube Strategist
Responsibilities: Manage and maintain YouTube channel
Experience: Previous experience managing YourTube channels
Time Commitment: 1 hour per month, varies

To volunteer with us email Malak Sidky at msidky@rogers.com with Subject: MPAHT Volunteer

Support MPAHT

Your contributions support outreach and education to end human trafficking in the event industry and community at large. MPAHT aims to be a catalyst of change by providing educational presentations, collaborative forums between planners and suppliers and outreach with affected communities.

Join us in the fight to end human trafficking!

*Charitable receipts will not be provided.