We know victims often don’t come forward on their own. They may fear physical or psychological coercion, mistrust authorities, have a language barrier, or just don’t know how to find help. We know many community members are misinformed about what human trafficking really looks like. We can’t do this alone — we rely on our partners, and they rely on us, so that we can get victims and survivors the resources and help they need.
When we provide nuanced, trauma-informed care, our clients can get away from their abusers and on the path to self-determination.
EDUCATION = SAFETY
When we educate our community about what trafficking looks like, more victims and survivors are sent to us for help. When we build strong partnerships, our community is better equipped to tackle this hidden crime. When we have solid research, we’re in a better position to find and help victims, and to advocate for good policy.
We do what we do because we believe a better future is out there — a future where Alberta is free of human trafficking. We think that’s a future worth fighting for.
You're not alone. If you (or someone you know) needs assistance, get in touch with ACT and we will help you find a clear path to safety.Get Help
According to the United Nations Protocol on Trafficking in Persons, human trafficking involves an ACTION, a MEANS, and PURPOSE. If one condition in each of the categories is met, the result is human trafficking.
Human trafficking can take on many forms including Sex Trafficking, Labour Trafficking, and the Trafficking or Harvesting of Organs.
At ACT Alberta, our first goal is always to get victims and survivors of human trafficking on the path to safety. We also know that we can’t solve this problem alone: we raise public awareness and readiness so that our community can work together to reduce trafficking.