What You Can Do about Human Trafficking in Canada

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Educate yourself and others

  • Read and share this publication.
  • Use the resource and information list in this publication.
  • Take the online training course Human Trafficking: Canada Is Not Immune, developed by the Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The training course is available free of charge, in English and French. It is designed to meet the needs of front line service providers across Canada.

Raise awareness

  • Contact a politician and ask what they are doing about this issue.
  • Volunteer your time or expertise with an organization combatting human trafficking.

Use your buying power

  • Do not pay for sex or go to places where commercial sex acts take place. Discourage your friends from participating.
  • Do not buy products whose makers are notorious for using forced labour. Buy only fair trade products.

Report it

  • Contact the police if you think someone is being trafficked.
  • If you are concerned that someone is in immediate danger, call 911.
This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by People's Law School, 2014.

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