Immediate Needs

If you are a victim of human trafficking and need immediate assistance, please call your local police service or dial 911.

To report a human trafficking crime anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

If this a non-emergency situation and you would like to speak with us, please call us at (780) 474-1104. We provide free, safe, and confidential response services, coordination of resources and referrals for victims of human trafficking.

Victim Response Program

ACT Alberta offers a specialized Victim Services Response Program. This program supports the needs of victims of human trafficking. Some elements of support that a victim of human trafficking may receive from a Response Coordinator include, but are not limited to:

  • Face-to-face support
  • Court support (i.e. attending court alongside a victim to provide emotional support)
  • Assistance with filling out and submitting residency applications, work permit applications, and other paperwork or legal tasks.
  • Coordinating referrals to any resources that a victim may need. Examples of this include shelter and basic needs, legal supports and trauma counselling.
  • Connection to the appropriate enforcement and regulatory bodies. Examples include Employment Standards through Service Alberta, and law enforcement services such as police and RCMP.

Response Coordinators have access to language interpretation services, allowing them to communicate with victims and partners in any language necessary.

Call our Response Coordinators today if you might be a victim of human trafficking, you suspect human trafficking, or if you would like to get more information. Visit this page to find a Response Coordinator near you.

Description of Services:


  • Risk/ Needs assessment
  • Reporting events to criminal and regulatory enforcement
  • Strength-based case and safety planning
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Emotional support
  • Assistance with form completion (Law enforcement forms, Temporary Resident Permit for

Victims of Human Trafficking applications, Labour standards complaint form, Human rights complaint and referral and intake forms for other agencies

  • Court orientation, court preparation and court accompaniment
  • Emergency protection orders
  • Facilitating case conferences and communication between all involved agencies, for case planning and collaboration as a Human Trafficking Response Team (HTRT)
  • Information provided:
  • Criminal and other justice processes, and opportunities to participate
  • Victims’ rights in Alberta
  • Resources available to victims of crime
  • Status of the case

Addressing obstacles that prevents or interrupts persons’ participation in criminal justice processes pertaining to a human trafficking experience. This may also include assisting persons to access and participate in other non-criminal justice responses.

Supporting persons who experienced human trafficking to exercise their rights as a victim of crime.

Alberta Victim Services

Victim Service Units (VSUs) promote and advocate the rights and entitlements of victims of crime and trauma through information, referral, support, assistance, community liaison and education. They may be affiliated or housed with local police or RCMP detachments or may operate within nonprofit agencies. Often they are comprised of a group of dedicated community volunteers known as Victim Advocates who work to support victims of crime or tragedy.

Advocates and coordinators receive training through the Ministry of the Solicitor General and Public Security. A module on human trafficking has been developed for Victim Service Units in Alberta. ACT Alberta has also given presentations and workshops at VSU training sessions across the province.

Victim Advocates are highly trained to effectively provide support, information and referral services to help victims and their families cope with the impact of the crime or tragedy. They are available through the RCMP 24 hrs a day for crisis response.

It is up to the attending officer at any investigation to decide whether to contact the local VSU. VSUs may be the first point of contact for victims of human trafficking, particularly if they are identified by police.

Victim Service Units also have access to CanTalk, which is a language service company that provides interpretation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in any language.

Alberta Victim Services

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) has developed a national human trafficking assessment tool that screens for elements that may indicate the possibility of human trafficking. This tool is meant to help guide service providers across Canada in identifying and responding to situations of human trafficking. This is not a clinical tool and is meant to serve as a complement to additional training on human trafficking. Access the tool here.