About Timea Nagy
Human Trafficking Survivor, Author, Speaker, Social Advocate & Educator
Timea Nagy immigrated to Canada from Budapest, Hungary in 1998. Her nightmare unfolded when she arrived in Toronto with the hope of finding meaningful employment. The daughter of a Hungarian policewoman, Timea was held hostage for three terrifying months at the hands of traffickers, and was forced to work in the sex industry. Thankfully, she escaped and started a new life.
Ten years later, Ms. Nagy founded ‘Walk with Me’, a non-profit organization to assist victims of human trafficking and law enforcement agencies. Between 2009 and 2015, her organization helped over 300 victims and over 500 human trafficking-related investigations throughout Canada. Ms. Nagy played a key role in Canada’s largest human trafficking investigation led by the Canadian Federal Police (RCMP Niagara Falls Detachment) known as Project OPAPA.
Ms. Nagy’s heroing story and subsequent advocacy work have been featured FORBES Magazine, CNN, NBC, Fox News, The Social, CTV and many other media outlets around the world. She was recognized for her advocacy work by Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister of Canada, and the Attorney General just to name a few.
Her memoir, Out of the Shadows, was released in 2019, and became a National Bestseller within the first week of its release.
Ms. Nagy continues to provide training to numerous agencies in Canada, the U.S. and Europe – reaching thousands of people within various sectors including Law Enforcement, Financial Institutions, Hospitality, Real Estate, Tech, and many more.