There isn't a single agency in Alberta that offers every element of care that a victim of trafficking needs. ACT Alberta's It Takes a Village program brings together cross-agency stakeholder partnerships and knowledge sharing to be a part of the solution.
Trafficking is an incredibly complicated crime that presents unique challenges for victims. Agencies must work together to coordinate services, enact system change, and develop partnerships. As the one of the first anti-trafficking agency in Alberta, ACT is uniquely qualified to lead this process and develop partnerships that serve all parties.
It Takes a Village (ITAV) builds a community-based response to trafficking by strengthening partnerships, opening communication, and sharing resources. This program supports ACT’s First Defense and Pathways to Safety programs by cultivating formal partnerships that elevate service delivery and evidence-based practice.
CONNECTING THE DOTS
By leveraging collective action, ITAV has exponentially more impact on the lives of victims of human trafficking, building their path away from isolation and exploitation.
ITAV PARTNERS INCLUDE:
LOWERING BARRIERS, EXPANDING REACH
Through ITAV, we’re also able to refer clients who may not qualify as human trafficking victims to partner organizations, such as domestic violence or sexual exploitation victim support organizations. ITAV takes on the administrative burden of these partnerships to reduce barriers to access for external partners. This relationship-building program leverages cross-agency collaboration for equity-based change.
WAYS ITAV HELPS: