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Breaking Barriers: Improving Services for LGBTQ Human Trafficking Victims

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Polaris Project
Date: 
2015
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
This resource provides recommendations to service providers and criminal justice professionals to better equip them to provide the specialized services and resources needed by LGBTQ trafficking victims and survivors. This resource includes a report and a webinar summarizing the report, providing best practices for service providers serving the LGBTQ community.
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Only available in English.

Engaging Community: Addressing Sex Trafficking in Edmonton - Summary Document

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ACT Alberta
Date: 
2015
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
This summary document details a brief overview of the components of the project "Engaging Community: Addressing Sex Trafficking in Edmonton.” This collaborative project was led by a Core Group of organizations in Edmonton and was carried out for a period of two and a half years to create a Community Action Plan to reduce and prevent sex trafficking in Edmonton. More information about the project is available at: http://www.actalberta.org/projects.
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Human Trafficking in Alberta: Myths vs. Realities

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ACT Alberta
Date: 
2015
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
In recognition of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, ACT Alberta created a myth-busting infographic to challenge and correct the misconceptions about human trafficking in Alberta.
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Labour Trafficking Public Service Announcement

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West Coast Domestic Workers' Association (WCDWA)
Date: 
2015
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
The WCDWA released this Public Service Announcement in July 2015 as part of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, raising awareness about labour trafficking in Canada.
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Handbook: Our Spirits are NOT for Sale

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Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)
Date: 
2015
Category: 
Services
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
This handbook primarily aims to provide information on sexual exploitation and sex trafficking to Aboriginal women who are either at risk of sexual exploitation, or who consider that they are being sexually exploited. It also seeks to provide front-line workers who work with exploited Aboriginal women and girls an overview of best practices so as to better support them.
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French

Iamnot4sale.ca │ Website & App

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Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre Inc. - EGADZ
Date: 
2015
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
The I Am Not 4 Sale website and the application available for download for smart phones are part of a Community Partnership seeking to encourage change for sexually exploited children, youth, females and males of all ages. The I Am Not 4 Sale App looks to provide individuals with the ability to ask questions, seek guidance, learn about and utilize supports and services while remaining confidential and unidentified at a click of a button. The application provides access to immediate 24 hour resources with confidential, non-judgemental supports.
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Only available in English.

Report: Labor Trafficking in the U.S.: A Closer Look at Temporary Work Visas

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Polaris Project
Date: 
2015
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
This report by the Polaris Project looks at the experiences of temporary workers in the United States and analyzes the visas that are most commonly associated with labour exploitation and human trafficking based on the cases identified by Polaris through operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline and the BeFree Textline. The report identifies the conditions facilitating exploitation and the barriers to assistance faced by exploited and trafficked workers.
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Communities Taking Action: A Toolkit to Address Human Trafficking

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B.C. Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP)
Date: 
2015
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
The goal of this Toolkit is to support communities to take action at the local level to raise awareness and prevent human trafficking. This toolkit is for communities to use to take action to combat human trafficking at the local level. The information is provided in clear language so any community member can use it to begin to address this issue. For example, the Toolkit could be used by anyone who wants to take action in their community, including concerned citizens, NGOs, social service providers, health care professionals, law enforcement, municipal government representatives, schools, First Nations bands and councils, and members of the general public. It provides practical information and specific examples of how B.C. communities are addressing this issue, including community action stories.
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ACT Alberta Case Studies Booklet

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Source: 
ACT Alberta
Date: 
2015
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
This case studies booklet shares stories of trafficked individuals. The stories have been adapted from real client referrals to ACT Alberta. This resource seeks to assist in creating a more accurate understanding of the realities of human trafficking in Alberta.
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Only available in English. │ Uniquement disponible en anglais.

Report: Frontline Responses to Human Trafficking in Canada: Coordinating Services for Victims

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Comité d'action contre la traite interne et internationale (CATHII)
Date: 
2015
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
This report, published by CATHII in collaboration with the McGill School of Social Work, features the results of Canada-wide research on issues concerning the coordination of responses to trafficking in persons across the country. The report examines existing practices in providing assistance to and protecting trafficked persons across Canada. It also explores possible areas of action to support front-line workers in their responses, to facilitate consultation and cooperation between front-line workers, and to facilitate access to services that adequately respond to the specific needs of trafficked persons.
Also available in: 
French.

Engaging Community: Addressing Sex Trafficking in Edmonton - Full Report

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Source: 
ACT Alberta
Date: 
2015
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
This is the final report of the project "Engaging Community: Addressing Sex Trafficking in Edmonton.” This collaborative project was led by a Core Group of organizations in Edmonton and was carried out for a period of two and a half years to create a Community Action Plan to reduce and prevent sex trafficking in Edmonton. The project is the first of its kind in the city and is one of three across the country.
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Only available in English. │ Uniquement disponible en anglais.

Project imPACT Film Program: Youth Documentary on Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation in Ottawa

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PACT-Ottawa
Date: 
2015
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Project imPACT is part of PACT-Ottawa's human trafficking prevention initiative. This project aims to prevent and reduce trafficking of women and girls in Ottawa through community planning. The Project imPACT Film Program brought together youth to produce short films raising awareness of human trafficking for sexual exploitation in Ottawa. The documentary describes the program's intention and impact and includes the three youth-made films. The youth chose to focus their films on recruitment, victim statements and public misinformation.
Also available in: 
French.

Directory of resources to assist trafficked persons (Quebec)

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Comité d’Action contre la Traite Interne et Internationale (CATHII)
Date: 
2015
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
The directory offers a list of programs that may be useful to individuals facing sexual and labour exploitation. A list of resources is categorized according to different stages of response: 1) urgency; 2) short and medium term (stabilization period); 3) long-term support to facilitate rehabilitation and reintegration. The directory also includes some guiding information on trafficking and criteria to assist in the identification of potential trafficked persons. It also lists a number of training programs touching on different aspects of trafficking.
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Only available in French.

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2014

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Date: 
2014
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
The UNODC Global Report 2014 is the second of its kind mandated by the General Assembly. It covers 128 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based on trafficking cases detected between 2010 and 2012 (or more recent). The Global Report 2014 highlights the role of organized crime in trafficking in persons, and includes an analytical chapter on how traffickers operate. The worldwide response to trafficking in persons is also a focus of this edition of the Global Report. The Country Profiles of the Global Report present a national level analysis for each of the 128 countries covered by this edition of the report.
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Executive summary also available in French.

Clearinghouse on Labour Exploitation of Live-in Caregivers: Legal information and community resources

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West Coast Domestic Workers' Association (WCDWA)
Date: 
2014
Category: 
Services
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
A clearinghouse for public legal information, tools and resources to prevent and combat labour exploitation and other forms of human trafficking of Live-in Caregivers. This webpage is for Live-in Caregivers, their friends and networks of support in their communities. Educate and inform yourself and others about the prevention and support available in cases of labour exploitation and other forms of human trafficking. The Clearinghouse is part of WCDWA's "Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) on Human Trafficking" Project for Live-in Caregivers in British Columbia, which has been delivering free interactive, participatory, and community-centered workshops and mobile clinics to numerous communities throughout British Columbia.
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English only.

Labour Trafficking & Migrant Workers in British Columbia

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West Coast Domestic Workers' Association (WCDWA)
Date: 
2014
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
This report builds on a previous report, "Access To Justice For Migrant Workers In BC" published in 2013 by the West Coast Domestic Workers' Association, by focusing on labour trafficking and how the conditions and systems described in the 2013 report create environments of vulnerability that enable trafficking and trafficking-like situations to occur. This report aims to be a resource for WCDWA, other migrant workers’ advocacy groups and organizations, and policy makers in their efforts to protect migrant workers’ rights in BC. It also will contribute to the larger debate that recognizes the urgent need for systemic solutions that involve reforming legislative frameworks, committing more resources to supporting survivors of trafficking, investing in training front line responders on how to handle labour trafficking cases, and reforming labour and immigration policies that create employer-employee power imbalances and can lead to environments where labour trafficking can occur.
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PACT-Ottawa Local Safety Audit Report: Towards the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons and Related Exploitation in the Ottawa Area

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PACT-Ottawa
Date: 
2014
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
PACT-Ottawa’s Local Safety Audit Report is part of Project imPACT’s efforts to prevent and reduce trafficking of women and girls in Ottawa through community planning. The project’s research was carried out between June 2013 and April 2014 in collaboration with partners including Crime Prevention Ottawa, Ottawa Police Service and St. Joe’s Women’s Centre, as well as a wide range of community stakeholders.
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Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour - Full Report

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International Labour Organization (ILO)
Date: 
2014
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
The study investigates the root factors driving forced labour, of which a major one is illegal profits. It is based on primary data indicating a correlation between forced labour and poverty. The report further offers a new ILO estimate of the profits generated through the use of forced labour in various economic sectors, as well as in commercial sexual exploitation. Figures breakdown profits by area of forced labour and by region.
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Executive summary available in French and Spanish.

Report: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in British Columbia

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Organization of American States (OAS)
Date: 
2014
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
The OAS’s Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released a report in December 2014 detailing the results and recommendations of an in-depth investigation carried out in 2013 on missing and murdered Aboriginal women in British Columbia. The report analyzes the situation of missing and murdered Aboriginal women as part of a broader pattern of violence and discrimination against Aboriginal women across Canada. While the Commission acknowledges the Canadian government’s efforts to discuss this situation, it also urges it to build on the IACHR’s investigation to diligently pursue unsolved cases and to improve the implementation of policies, services and overall initiatives addressing the issue. It suggests that it do so through better coordination throughout different levels of government and in constant consultation with Aboriginal women. Among its recommendations, the commission advices the government to launch a national action plan or nation-wide inquiry into the issue.
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Preventing and Reducing the Trafficking of Women and Girls through Community Planning in York Region: A Local Safety Audit - Women’s Support Network of York Region (WSN)

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Women’s Support Network of York Region (WSN)
Date: 
2014
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
The WSN’s Preventing and Reducing the Trafficking of Women and Girls through Community Planning in York Region Project and the York Region Anti-Human Trafficking Committee (YRAHTC) worked in collaboration throughout 2013 to collect information on the local experiences of trafficked and at-risk populations of women in York Region. The purpose of this data collection was to inform priority action items and a community plan for 2014 to prevent and reduce human trafficking in the region. WSN’s Local Safety Audit Report outlines the Project’s local diagnosis that will inform YRAHTC’s next steps at the local level.
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English only.

Forced Marriage as a Form of Human Trafficking Resource Guide - Revised

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South Asian Women's Centre (SAWC)
Date: 
2014
Category: 
Services
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
In September 2012, the South Asian Women’s Centre launched the Human Trafficking Guide and Toolkit which was titled R.I.G.H.T.S.F.M. The resource guide was updated in 2014 and is meant to serve as a guide for front-line workers and other stakeholders assisting clients facing these issues. Accompanying the original Resource Guide was also a Survivors Guide and brochures in five South Asian languages to help victims/survivors identify and seek support from the list of resources provided. This Guide is intended to assist service providers in helping South Asian survivors of domestic violence through the means of forced marriage and human trafficking. It is meant to be used as a supplement to existing literature on forced marriage and human trafficking. This guide is aimed at helping service providers understand the intricacies around forced marriage and human trafficking in the South Asian context.
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Guide only available in English.

Handbook: How to prevent human trafficking for domestic servitude in diplomatic households and protect private domestic workers

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Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Date: 
2014
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
This Handbook for Protocol Officers serves to raise awareness and inform the relevant authorities about how to prevent trafficking in human beings for domestic servitude in diplomatic households, how to detect abuses and how to react to exploitative situations while protecting the rights of the domestic worker. This handbook will increase knowledge about strategies and policies to discourage non-compliance in the employment of private domestic workers in diplomatic households. It will also provide examples of national practices which have proven effective towards those ends.
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English only.

The Incidence of Human Trafficking in Ontario

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Alliance Against Modern Slavery
Date: 
2014
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
This research combines quantitative analysis and qualitative analysis of in-person case study interviews to better understand the incidence of human trafficking in Ontario, the needs of human trafficking victims within Ontario, and the challenges that exist for organizations providing services to these victims. The objectives of this report are to: • Support those advocating for funding and government commitment across Ontario for victim identification, interception, support and rehabilitation – the full spectrum of services; • Inform training for the different sectors (non-profit, government, law enforcement ect.) involved; • Act as an education, prevention and awareness tool for the general public; and • Inform policy developments, academic research, capacity building programs, projects, and events, including conference topics and workshops in Ontario.
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Only available in English.

“Do you Feel Trapped” Poster - Domestic servitude as a form of human trafficking

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B.C. Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP), West Coast Domestic Workers' Association (WCDWA)
Date: 
2014
Category: 
Services
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Poster about domestic servitude as a form of human trafficking called, “Do you Feel Trapped” is now available in 5 languages. Copies of the poster can be ordered at: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/victimservices/shareddocs/pubs/publication-order-form.pdf Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for victims of human trafficking by calling 1-888-712-7974 (interpretation is provided).
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Filipino, Spanish, Punjabi, Chinese

Report: "No More" Ending Sex Trafficking in Canada”

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Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF)
Date: 
2014
Category: 
Services
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Report by the National Task Force on Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada, commissioned by the Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF). The Task Force was launched in 2012 by the CWF in an effort to develop a long-term strategy to address sex trafficking in Canada. The report details the Task Force's findings as well as the recommendations for developing a long-term strategy. The CWF produced a 5-year strategy to address sex trafficking in Canada based on the results of the Task Force. To read more about the strategy, please consult: http://bit.ly/1xqPr96.
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Only available in English.

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