Symposium

CONTEXTUALIZING SEX TRAFFICKING OF
ABORIGINAL WOMEN AND GIRLS

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.

Select Presentation Slides

  • No More! Ending Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada
  • Sex Trafficking of Inuit Women and Girls: Context, Nature, and Responses
  • About BC's Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP)

Publications & Resources Resulting from Research Projects to be 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.
http://www.uclalawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Bourgeois-final_8.15.pdf

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.
http://canadianwomen.org/sites/canadianwomen.org/files/NO%20MORE.%20Task%20Force%20Report.pdf

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.
https://www.nwac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2014_NWAC_Boyfriend_or_Not_Report.pdf

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.
http://canadianwomen.org/sites/canadianwomen.org/files/NWAC%20Sex%20Trafficking%20Literature%20Review_2.pdf

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.
http://www.millennia2015.org/files/forms/306013894_0.5864069/Victims_of_sexual_exploitation.pdf

Tracia’s Trust: Manitoba's Sexual Exploitation Strategy
http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/traciastrust/

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.
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/law-crime-and-justice/criminal-justice/victims-of-crime/human-trafficking/about-us/action-plan.pdf

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.
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/law-crime-and-justice/criminal-justice/victims-of-crime/human-trafficking/resources/2014statusreport.pdf

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.
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/law-crime-and-justice/criminal-justice/victims-of-crime/human-trafficking/resources/2015-status-report.pdf

Recommended Online Training & Other Resources

MCIS Language Services: Free Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking

  1. Full version (for service providers)
    http://www.helpingtraffickedpersons.org/curriculum/
  2. 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)
http://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-info/health-topics/sexual-assault/forensic-nursing-service/human-trafficking/

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
http://ccrweb.ca/en/national-human-trafficking-assessment-tool

Canadian Council for Refugees: Starter Toolkit for Awareness-Raising on Trafficking in Persons
http://ccrweb.ca/en/trafficking-starter-kit

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