As awareness grows about the realities of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation around the world and in our own communities, there are increasingly more resources.
Here we highlight a few of our favourites, recognizing that this is not a complete list of available and reliable resources available.
More resources can also be found on the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking website.
Reports & Guides
Hamilton Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Guide for Supporting Trafficked Persons
In 2018, Restorations was asked by the Coalition to compile, write and edit a guide for service providers to better understand, identify and respond to human trafficking in our community. Since publication, the guide has been shared across southern Ontario and has been a helpful resource to many! Email the coalition to request a copy.
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.
The two-volume report can be found here.
Canadian Women’s Foundation
Between 2013-2014, the Canadian Women’s Foundation commissioned a series of papers and reports outlining research and consultations conducted with survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation as well as service providers.
Indigenous Voices & Perspectives
Government Reports & Resources
Statistics Canada: Trafficking in persons in Canada, 2016
Public Safety Canada: National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking (2012-2016)
Public Safety Canada: The Way Forward to End Human Trafficking (National Consultations Discussion Paper, summer 2018)
Report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, House of Commons: Moving Forward in the Fight Against Human Trafficking in Canada (December 2018)
A widower who loses custody of his daughter finds himself unable to hold down a job. He agrees to drive a truck across the country, no questions asked. But when he discovers what he is delivering, he is faced with a life-changing choice.
Restorations has a screening license to show this film in public; see our screening event webpage for more information!