Ken’s career has focused on several different aspects of banking compliance for the last four years. This work involves making sure that banks aren’t being used by criminals to transact with the proceeds of illegal activities, such as human trafficking. It’s through this experience, including advising on cases potentially involving trafficking, that he became aware of the extent of human trafficking in Canada. Particularly how much of a nexus there is to Toronto.
So, after learning about Project iRise he knew right away that it was something he wanted to be involved with, both as an extension of what he does at work as well as his other community volunteering. His hope is that through Project iRise initiatives Canadians will be more informed about how prevalent human trafficking is and how close-to-home it can be occurring. Most importantly, helping victims to be able to more easily access assistance and support services.