Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons Publications & Resources

British Columbia


Communities Taking Action: A Toolkit to Address Human Trafficking is a guide for communities to use to take action to combat human trafficking at the local level.

B.C.’s Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking is a three-year plan to prevent trafficking of youth, vulnerable workers and Aboriginal youth and women.

Third Year Status Report (2016) summarizes actions and activities completed to fulfill the third year of B.C.'s Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking.

Second Year Status Report (2015) on B.C.'s Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking.

One Year Status Report (2014) on B.C.’s Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking.

Order pocket-sized human trafficking information cards from OCTIP. (Available in 15 languages.)

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Human Trafficking for Domestic Servitude: Patterns of Deception and Coercion and their Impact on Victims (2014) reports on patterns used by human traffickers to deceive, coerce, and exercise control over trafficked persons

Labour Trafficking Roundtable Summary of the Labour Trafficking Consultation held in Vancouver in 2014.

Modern Day Slavery: Combating the Exploitation and Trafficking of Foreign Workers in Our Communities is pamphlet to raise awareness and assist foreign workers who may be trafficking persons. Developed by MOSAIC and the Migrant Workers Centre it is available in:

Labour Trafficking & Migrant Workers in British Columbia – Migrant Workers Centre report on labour trafficking



Canada's National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking proposes strategies to support organizations that provide assistance to victims and to protect foreign nationals from being subjected to illegitimate or unsafe work.

Protection and assistance for victims of human trafficking is a Citizenship and Immigration Canada web page that offers foreign victims of human trafficking information about how they can apply for a special temporary resident permit to stay in Canada.

Human Trafficking: Reference Guide for Canadian Law Enforcement (2005) is a reference tool that allows Canadian law enforcement officials to benefit from the experience of other law enforcement agencies working within the framework of the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime.

Towards the Development of a National Data Collection Framework to Measure Trafficking in Persons (2010) by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics is a report examining the feasibility of developing a national data collection framework to measure human trafficking in Canada.

An Exploration of Promising Practices in Response to Human Trafficking in Canada (no date) was commissioned by the Government of Manitoba for the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Forum of Senior Officials responsible for the Status of Women. It identifies and explores practices that may prevent human trafficking and which should be considered by government officials.


Human Trafficking in Canada (2014) is a booklet developed by the People's Law School for anyone interested in learning about human trafficking.

Domestic Sex Trafficking of Aboriginal Girls in Canada: Issues and Implications (2007) examines and contextualizes the sexual exploitation of Aboriginal girls, outlines they are vulnerable to domestic


End Labour Trafficking is public service announcement on labour exploitation by Migrant Workers Centre.

Human Trafficking: Help Don’t Hinder was developed by Fraser Health and is online training course to help hospital emergency department staff identify and respond to potentially trafficked persons.

The Canadian Crime Stoppers Association: Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign educates the public about human trafficking.


The United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children commits ratifying states to preventing and combating human trafficking; protecting and assisting victims of trafficking; and promoting cooperation among states to meet those objectives.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime developed a comprehensive list of trafficking indicators to help the public recognize the signs a person may have been trafficked.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – Human Trafficking Tools and Publications page offers a range training materials, reports, technical papers and other resources on combating human trafficking.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Blue Heart Campaign is an initiative to raise public awareness of human trafficking.

World Health Organization (WHO) Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Interviewing Trafficked Women (2003) recommends ethical approaches to interviewing women who have been trafficked so they are more likely to disclose relevant and accurate information while also staying safe.

Cost of Coercion (2009) is a report by the International Labour Organization that quantifies the income a person loses when they are forced to labour.

International Organization for Migration promotes humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It produces a large volume of fact sheets, studies and reports, most of which can be downloaded free from its bookstore.

United States

U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Reports from 2001 to the present.

Search the National Institute of Justice (United States Department of Justice) website for publications about human trafficking.

The Freedom Network USA is a national alliance of advocates who work with survivors of all forms of human trafficking to ensure that trafficked persons have access to justice, safety and opportunity.

Polaris is an American organization that works to eradicate slavery wherever it exists.

Shattered Hearts: The Commercial Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota (2009) is a report by the Minnesota American Indian Women’s Resource Center. It analyzes and makes recommendation about the commercial sexual exploitation of American Indian women and girls in Minnesota.