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Welcome to ACT Alberta

Human trafficking occurs throughout the country and within Alberta. ACT Alberta – the Action Coalition on Human Trafficking Alberta – has arisen in response to this violation of basic human rights.

ACT Alberta works collaboratively with law enforcement, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations to identify and respond to human trafficking in our province.

ACT Alberta serves the needs of internationally and internally trafficked people, and assists those trafficked for the purposes of labour exploitation, sexual exploitation, and the removal of organs.

ACT Alberta has assisted persons trafficked in construction, agriculture, retail, hotels, restaurants, nail salons, forced criminal activity, and the sex industry.  Elements of labour trafficking are present in nearly half of the cases of human trafficking referred to ACT Alberta.

Between 2009 and 2016, there were a total of 1,220 police-reported incidents of human trafficking where it was the most serious violation. The number and rate of human trafficking incidents have steadily increased since 2010.

Statistics Canada, as of 2018-06-27

The first human trafficking charges in Canada were laid in January 2008. As of January 2016, there have been 330 human trafficking specific cases in Canada.

- Human Trafficking National Coordination Centre

Trafficked persons usually know their abusers. They are often controlled through fear and threats rather than physical restrictions.

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Labour Trafficking Report In Edmonton Released

In recognition of the United Nations International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, ACT Alberta is pleased to release the final report of the study, “Labour Trafficking in Edmonton: Holding Tight to a Double-Edged Sword”.

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