Health and Human Trafficking

The Health Canada (Les cartes santé) website has a list of provincial health departments.

The CIC funded Interim Federal Health Program provides health services coverage for individuals with Temporary Resident Permits. Information available in English and French.

The IOM’s Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Providers is intended for health care professionals and aims to provide practical, non-clinical guidance.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine created The Health Risks and Consequences of Trafficking in Women and Adolescents: A Finding from a European Study discusses the health impacts experiences by trafficked persons.

Administration for Families and Children created the Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking. It is an organization based in the United States and provides a toolkit for health care providers, social service organizations and law enforcement officers.

CanOSH: Canada’s National Workplace Healthy and Safety (CanOSH français) website contains related health and safety information from all jurisdictions across Canada.

The Role of Nurses in Combating Human Trafficking provides an overview of human trafficking while describing how nurses can recognize and safely intervene in potential human trafficking situations.

Moving Upstream: The merits of a public health law approach to human trafficking argues that public health methodologies can advance anti-trafficking efforts in ways that are currently underutilized. Such an approach can reveal deep-rooted structural challenges that are impeding the success of current legislative and policy initiatives designed to combat human trafficking.


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