Human Trafficking Course Module #1

In this module, you'll learn:

  • The international definition of human trafficking
  • How the human rights of trafficked persons are violated
  • How traffickers operate
  • The factors that make people vulnerable to human trafficking

This knowledge will help you identify signs of human trafficking as you support people in your community.

Canada's response to human trafficking will be discussed in the next module, but first, it's important to make sure you — as a service provider — understand what human trafficking really is.

Human trafficking is not always easy to identify. But if you know what it is and can recognize it when you see it, you may be able to provide the vital link a trafficked person needs to escape, heal, and recover.

By the end of this module, you will:

  • Know the three elements (act, means, and purpose) that make up the international definition of human trafficking
  • Distinguish international from domestic trafficking
  • Distinguish human trafficking from human smuggling
  • Understand who human traffickers are and what they do
  • Understand who may be more vulnerable to being trafficked and why

This module should take about two hours to complete, but remember to go at your own pace.


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