is a retired Detective of the Toronto Police Services, Sex Crimes Unit where she investigated sexual assault
cases for 20 years. She was instrumental in the development of the Special Victims Unit in 2005 which investigates sexual assaults against sex workers. This was the first investigative unit in Canada solely dedicated to working with sex workers who had been sexually assaulted while involved in the sex trade. She is an accomplished lecturer in respect of investigations involving sexual assaults
, child abuse, victim issues and pedophiles. She has also provided training sessions
to police, probation, parole and penitentiary personnel in London, England – Amman, Jordan – San Paolo, Brazil- Quito, Ecuador and across Canada and the United States. Wendy is also a volunteer for the past 15 years with Circles of Support, a volunteer-run initiative, supported by Corrections Canada that has proven to be an effective method for dealing with high risk, high need sex offenders released at warrant expiry into communities across Canada. Wendy has worked extensively with sex workers and the agencies supporting them. She is presently working with the Women’s Initiatives Committee, Rotary Club of Toronto to develop a safe house for victims of Domestic and International Human trafficking.