Founder & Executive Director
As a survivor of sex trafficking in Canada, Casandra is a provincially and nationally recognized anti-trafficking leader in Canada, serving as a trusted advisor to all levels of government. In 2014, Casandra founded BridgeNorth Women’s Mentorship & Advocacy Services, a registered charitable organization based in York Region, Ontario, dedicated to ending sex trafficking in Canada through direct service, public education, and advocacy. Casandra uses a grassroots, multi-faceted, strength-based, trauma-informed care approach, applying lived experience and direct knowledge to provide holistic care to exploited and trafficked persons through prevention strategies, exit strategies, and safety planning. Read Cassandra’s full bio here.