The Council of Women Against Sex Trafficking in York Region logoThis Council Embraces a Critical Mandate

Specifically, they lobby Federal and Ontario Ministries, Agencies and Municipalities. They advocate for stronger enhancements and much-needed changes to existing laws. They also advocate for additional education programs in our schools for our young people as well as the creation of new business practices that will deter and/or block the predators’ recruitment of our teenagers.

The Goal

Their goal is to protect teenage girls and boys from being lured, recruited, drugged, kidnapped by predators who then use them as non-consensual sex workers. This Council promotes the importance of heightened personal safety through community and governmental education, awareness and prevention programs that alert our young people to the tactics used by predators online and in person. Those survival strategies are crucial to their safety and well-being.

The Founders

The founding Council members are Shira Kalfa, Kira E. Taylor, Marnie Hill, Mitzy Dadoun and Nathalie Ng. As lawyers, creative activists and lobbyists, they call upon their fellow Council members and PACT-Markham colleagues (Parents Against Child Trafficking) to work together in championing the cause that “Our children are NOT for sale!”

Shira Kalfa headshot

Shira Kalfa is founding partner of Kalfa Law, a boutique corporate and commercial firm as well as a tax law firm focused on corporate reorganizations and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions.



Kira E. Taylor headshot

Kira E. Taylor is a fully bilingual lawyer who founded her own firm, Kira E. Taylor Law,  in 2015. She has assisted with matters for all levels of Court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.



Marnie Hill profile pic

Marnie Hill has 30 years experience in Corporate and Executive Communications at IBM Canada. She helps people capture their life stories to honour their legacy, deal with difficult subjects and advocate for change. Her passions include: women, children, indigenous rights and the fight against human trafficking.



Mitzy Dadoun profile picMitzy Dadoun has 30 years of real estate and financing expertise, currently with Sutton Group Admiral Realty. She specializes in helping people 55+ to downsize and property inheritors to sell. Her passions are preventing human trafficking, seniors’ rights and security, and animal welfare.


Nathalie Ng profile picNathalie Ng has worked in the financial industry for over 12 years, guiding her clients to achieve financial success. She advocates for the protection of children and is key in orchestrating an ‘army of mom activists and lobbyists’ in support of our cause.



Sumi Praba profile image

Sumi Praba is an inspirational community leader from the Markham South Asian community who has been a promoter of women’s rights for over 25 years.




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