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FAQs: ACT Alberta 2017-09-08T20:39:18+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn’t ACT Alberta lobby the government? 2017-04-13T17:56:48+00:00

As a registered charity, only 10% of our resources (both financial and human) are permitted to be devoted to political activities. Political activities are defined as “any activity that explicitly communicates to the public that a law, policy, or decision of any level of government inside or outside Canada should be retained, opposed, or changed.” We are funded to coordinate services for victims, provide training and education, and research and collect data on human trafficking.

What are some initiatives at a community level that ACT Alberta is involved in? 2017-04-13T18:01:46+00:00

Human trafficking is a crime that is appearing in many corners of our society. As a result, ACT Alberta has been raising awareness amongst non-governmental organizations, government agencies and law enforcement across our communities to equip these workers to identify and assist potential victims. Though many people are starting to hear about this crime, many admit that they do not feel comfortable identifying or assisting victims. Our focus is to increase their confidence in responding to this crime.

ACT Alberta believes strongly in collaboration and works with a variety of partners both locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally, including frontline service providers, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and law enforcement bodies. We work to improve services and streamline responses for victims and survivors of human trafficking. We participate in local community-based initiatives whenever possible.

Additionally, ACT Alberta has developed a community-based model of chapters that foster community-specific responses to human trafficking. Our chapters develop local protocols and networks on human trafficking, coordinate services for victims, build capacity and provide training and education on human trafficking. Chapters work in close collaboration with government, law enforcement, nongovernmental organizations, and communities.

ACT Alberta has developed a reputation for evidence-based and human rights-based work and are an organization that other agencies know they can trust.

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