Educational Resources

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.


Books

Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking  by Benjamin Perrin

Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking by Benjamin Perrin

Gangs and Girls: Understanding Juvenile Prostitution  by Michel Dorais and Patrice Corriveau.

Gangs and Girls: Understanding Juvenile Prostitution by Michel Dorais and Patrice Corriveau.

Girls Like Us: A Memoir  by Rachel Lloyd

Girls Like Us: A Memoir by Rachel Lloyd


Reports & Guides

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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.

Report from the National Experiential Women’s Roundtable, 2013

Report from the National Experiential Women’s Roundtable, 2013

Report from the National Roundtable on Service Delivery for Trafficked Women & Girls, 2013

Report from the National Roundtable on Service Delivery for Trafficked Women & Girls, 2013

An Assessment of Sex Trafficking, 2013

An Assessment of Sex Trafficking, 2013

An Overview of International, National, Provincial & Municipal Laws & their Enforcement, 2013

An Overview of International, National, Provincial & Municipal Laws & their Enforcement, 2013

Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Aboriginal Women & Girls, 2014  (prepared by the Native Women’s Association of Canada)

Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Aboriginal Women & Girls, 2014 (prepared by the Native Women’s Association of Canada)

Summary document & FAQ

Summary document & FAQ

From Heartbreaking to Groundbreaking: Stories and Strategies to end Sex Trafficking in Canada, 2014

From Heartbreaking to Groundbreaking: Stories and Strategies to end Sex Trafficking in Canada, 2014

Report of the National Task Force on Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada, 2014

Report of the National Task Force on Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada, 2014


Indigenous Voices & Perspectives

Native Women’s Association of Canada, 2018 fact sheet

Native Women’s Association of Canada, 2018 fact sheet

Native Women’s Association of Canada, 2018 submission to the Standing Committee on Justice & Human Rights

Native Women’s Association of Canada, 2018 submission to the Standing Committee on Justice & Human Rights

Native Women’s Association of Canada, 2014 Literature Review & Key Informant Interviews

Native Women’s Association of Canada, 2014 Literature Review & Key Informant Interviews

 
Ontario Native Women’s Association, Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Engagement Report, 2017-2018

Ontario Native Women’s Association, Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Engagement Report, 2017-2018

Ontario Native Women’s Association, 2016 report

Ontario Native Women’s Association, 2016 report


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)


Films

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Priceless (2016)

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!

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011)

A documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery. With footage shot in over nineteen different countries, Nefarious exposes the nightmare of sex slavery as experienced by hundreds of thousands daily, through the eyes of both the enslaved and their traffickers. Nefarious features expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders, and captures the gripping and triumphant testimonies of survivors in order to galvanize hope and vision.

Red light Green Light (2013)

As nations around the globe attempt to fight sex trafficking, many consider legalizing prostitution. Two filmmakers travel across ten countries to explore the issue, attempting to answer the question:

“How can we prevent sexual exploitation before it happens in the first place?”

Though governments are getting better at prosecuting traffickers and providing aftercare to victims, it is time we begin to ask the question of what lies at the root.

Call + Response (2008)

CALL+RESPONSE is a feature documentary that seeks to raise awareness about the 27 million slaves in the world today. The film includes ground breaking performances by Grammy award winning and critically acclaimed artists (Natasha Bedingfield, Moby, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Switchfoot, Imogen Heap, Emmanuel Jal, Talib Kweli, The Scrolls, Rocco Deluca, and Five For Fighting, ) as well as luminaries such as Madeleine Albright, Nicholas Kristof (NY Times), Julia Ormond, Ashley Judd, Dr. Cornel West and many other prominent political and cultural figures who weigh in on the 21st century slave trade.


Videos

An inside look into an investigative project conducted by The Toronto Star on human trafficking. You can read the full investigative article here.