Books, Videos, and Additional Online Resources for Human Trafficking

UBC Professor Benjamin Perrin’s Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking (Viking Canada, 2010) is based on three years of research with police officers, social workers and others on the front lines.

CyberTip Canada ( is Canada’s national tip-line for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children.

VITA – Victim Translation Assistance Tool has been created by the Austrian Criminal Intelligence Service and the Austrian NGO LEFOE-IBF to aid victim service providers who are often responsible for helping victims of human trafficking as the first point of contact.

The Forced Marriage website provides comprehensive material and resources for individuals who are in a forced marriage, community members, as well as service providers. Information on safety planning, steps for intervention, and tool kits are accessible.

Avenue Zero is a recent National Film Board documentary film on human trafficking in Canada.  Hope for the Sold is a documentary film on human trafficking in Canada. More information can be obtained from Michelle Brock, founder/blogger at Hope for the Sold.

Ten Things Men and Boys Can Do To Stop Human Trafficking is a pamphlet created and aimed at young boys and men that provides resources and helpful tips to help combat trafficking in persons on a global scale.

Personal testimonies of victims of human trafficking from the European Commission examines the testimonies of four survivors of human trafficking. The video provides firsthand accounts of experiences of forced labour, forced prostitution, domestic servitude, and forced stealing.

Global News Calgary reporter Jill Croteau investigates the issue of human trafficking for sexual exploitation in Canada. The short series entitled the "Flesh Trade" speaks with police, service providers, and survivors to gain a better understanding of human trafficking within the Canadian context.

The Canadian Council for Refugees website provides a comprehensive Resource List (Ressources relatives à la traite) for individuals wanting to gain more information on human trafficking.


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