Members of CFUW Orillia are privileged to welcome Karly, to hear her story, and to educate themselves more thoroughly about ways to help eradicate the scourge of sex-trafficking.
Karly Church, a survivor of sex-trafficking and now a Crisis Counsellor with Victims Services of Durham Region, will speak to the members of Canadian Federation of University Women Orillia at their virtual meeting on April 27. Karly is a graduate of two college programs including Social Service Worker Program as well as the Addictions Counsellor Program. She is a TED X speaker, and has trained 1000’s of individuals globally on the issue of domestic sex trafficking.
Karly is a dedicated anti-trafficking advocate, and is known for her work on the issue of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. She has been a leader in helping shift the perception of trafficked girls from criminals to victims and ultimately to survivors and leaders. She harnesses her lived experience, extensive knowledge of trauma- informed care and harm reduction, along with her passion to engage and work with survivors. She is also the recipient of the Jennifer O’Connell Women of Distinction Award for her dedication to supporting marginalized women and girls.