Articles and Reports

The Reading Stone: The Survivor’s Lens to Human Trafficking by The Alberta Human Trafficking Task Force (AHTTF)

The Reading Stone is a metaphor for the Survivor Lens. Through their work, the Alberta Human Trafficking Task Force has learned that the Survivor perspective is essential to addressing and suppressing Human Trafficking. Without review and feedback by Survivors on policies, services, programs, models and strategies, it is impossible to “see” this issue wholly and clearly. Ultimately, our work has revealed that prevention of Human Trafficking, as well as support and intervention on behalf of Victims and Survivors will be most impactful and optimized by utilizing a Survivor Lens.”

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Community perspectives on the landscape and realities of human trafficking in Calgary by ACT Alberta

Community members in with relevant lived experience, law enforcement, government and non-government agencies participated in this comprehensive review of the issue, speaking to the context of both sex and labour trafficking, and highlighting issues that were critical to their experiences of the local situation in Calgary.

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Human Trafficking Trends in Canada (2019-2020) by The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking

The Centre’s report is a first of its kind in Canada. It does not rely on police-reported statistics. Instead, The Centre has used non-attributable data collected from the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline to identify six broad trafficking trends in Canada.

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Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report calls for transformative legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country.

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Trauma Informed Care Tool Kit by The Trauma-Informed Care Collective

As we come together facing this global pandemic, we are all experiencing heightened levels of stress which could be viewed as a collective trauma. The purpose of this toolkit is to build a better understanding of what trauma is and how trauma affects the thoughts, actions and behaviours of people affected by it so that we can come together in solidarity and hope.

Read tool kit HERE.