This Symposium was held
12 November 2016, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Simcoe Hall, Room 1033
Lakehead University Orillia
500 University Avenue, Orillia, Ontario, Canada L3V 0B9
The objectives of the symposium were: (1) to disseminate the latest research on sex trafficking of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada; (2) to offer the physical and intellectual space for critical analysis and contextualization of the problem; (3) to provide an overview of what is being done to address the problem; (4) to facilitate face-to-face networking and interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral knowledge exchange among the delegates, particularly students, faculty, and service providers; (5) to promote collaboration between academics and practitioners for the purposes of continual strengthening of the knowledge base and evidence-based practice with trafficked persons.
Publications & Resources Resulting from Research Projects Presented at the Symposium
Bourgeois, R. (2015). Colonial exploitation: The Canadian State and the trafficking of Indigenous women and girls in Canada. UCLA Law Review, 62, 1426-1463.
Canadian Women's Foundation (CWF). (2014). "No more": Ending sex-trafficking in Canada: Report of the National Task Force on Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada. [Ottawa:] CWF.
Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). (2010) Sisters in spirit: 2010 research findings. What their stories tell us. [Ottawa:] NWAC.
Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC). (2014). Boyfriend or not: Sexual exploitation and trafficking of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada: Report to the Embassy of the United States. [Ottawa:] NWAC.
Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC). (2014). Sexual exploitation and trafficking of Aboriginal women and girls: Literature review and key informant interviews. [Ottawa]: NWAC.
Roos, H. (2013). Phase I: Service and capacity review for victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking in Nunavut: Report.[Gatineau, QC:] Roos-Remillard Consulting Services.
Tracia’s Trust: Manitoba's Sexual Exploitation Strategy
B.C.'s Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP). (2013). BC's Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, 2013-2016.Vancouver, BC: Ministry of Justice.
B.C.'s Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP). (2014). One-year status report: March 2013 to April 2014. Vancouver, BC: Ministry of Justice.
B.C.'s Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP). (2015). Second year status report: April 2014 to April 2015. Vancouver, BC: Ministry of Justice.
Recommended Online Training & Other Resources
MCIS Language Services: Free Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking
- Full version (for service providers)
- Short, specialized modules for legal professionals, law enforcement officers, healthcare workers, and professionals working with children http://www.helpingtraffickedpersons.org/
B.C. Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP): Free online training “Human Trafficking: Canada is not Immune” http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/octiptraining/index.html
Fraser Health Authority: Free online training “Help Don’t Hinder” (how to identify and respond to potential victims of human trafficking who present in a hospital Emergency Department)
The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR): National Human Trafficking Assessment Tool to help guide first-contact service providers across Canada in identifying and responding to situations of human trafficking
Canadian Council for Refugees: Starter Toolkit for Awareness-Raising on Trafficking in Persons
A Handbook for Helping Sexually Exploited Aboriginal Women and Girls (by the Native Women’s Association of Canada) http://www.nwac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Our-Spirits-are-NOT-for-sale-English-web-version.pdf
SEE ALSO: Native Women's Association of Canada