Human trafficking and exploitation will be the focus of a two-day workshop hosted by Algoma Family Services.

Agency chief executive officer Ali Juma says human trafficking and exploitation do exist in the Algoma District and it is here, close to home.

He says Algoma is a pathway to Toronto, so they find many who are being trafficked coming right through our towns, and more so in larger centres like Sault Ste. Marie.

Juma says the goal of their agency is for people to find sanctuary and safety in Algoma, and to provide them with the networking, services, and supports they need.

He adds caregivers from across the district are taking part in the workshop, which got underway today.

Juma says there will be more workshops in the future, which will eventually be available to the wider public.