Lara Quarterman, MA, Julie Kaye, PhD candidate, and Professor John Winterdyk

Publication date:
03-14-2012

Last Reviewed: 04-05-2012

Human Trafficking in Calgary: Informing a Localized Response


Source: Action Coalition on human Trafficking (ACT) Alberta and the Centre for Criminology and Justice Research (CCJR) at Mount Royal University (MRU)

Summary:
Despite increasing awareness about human trafficking in Alberta and Canada, there is insufficient detailed knowledge about how communities are responding to human trafficking and local strategies to address the rights and needs of trafficked persons remain underdeveloped.

This project represents the first Canadian attempt to document how a major Canadian urban centre is addressing the rights and needs of trafficked persons and as such, focuses on Calgary. The project surveyed 53 respondents and conducted five focus group
discussions during the fall of 2011.

The report begins by providing an overview of the active role that the Action Coalition on human Trafficking (ACT) Alberta plays in the province as well as an overview of key legislation pertaining to human trafficking in Canada.

The main findings of the report point to a clear lack of clarity around a number of significant issues that individually and collectively speak to the challenges facing agencies and organizations in providing the appropriate responses to victims of trafficking in Calgary.



File 1: Human Trafficking in Calgary: Informing a Localized Response

Theme: Policy and Law, Health and Well Being

Region: Canada

Subject Group: Undocumented Migrants, Trafficked Migrants