General Training on Human Trafficking for Service Providers
Module 1 – Overview of Human Trafficking
- Recognize fundamental concepts related to human trafficking;
- Understand the scope of the problem in Ontario and across Canada;
- Differentiate between related concepts and understand their interrelations.
- Define human trafficking;
- Differentiate between domestic and international human trafficking;
- Differentiate between migrant smuggling and human trafficking;
- Differentiate between different types of exploitation involved in human trafficking; and
- Understand and be comfortable applying the concept of the four pillars or 4Ps that inform the response to human trafficking.
Module 2 – Human Trafficking in Canada and Ontario
- Understand the scope of the issue of human trafficking in Canada and Ontario;
- Become familiar with main legislation addressing human trafficking as well as with federal, provincial and local programs and services available to trafficked persons.
- Identify human trafficking issues in the Canadian and Ontario contexts;
- Operate within the framework of current legislation on human trafficking;
- Recognize the role played by federal and provincial agencies in combating human trafficking.
Module 3 – The Dynamics of Human Trafficking
- Understand the mindset of a trafficked person, the diversity of victim profiles and the difficulties in identifying them.
- Identify the risk factors for becoming a victim of human trafficking;
- Identify strategies used by traffickers to recruit and control their victims;
- Understand the mindset of a trafficked person;
- Recognize elements of human trafficking in various scenarios.
Module 4 – Human Trafficking Indicators
- Present common indicators and red flags that can help identify a victim of human trafficking, along with assessment strategies and questions that can be used to determine if a person is being trafficked.
- Identify situations of human trafficking using a list of red flags and indicators;
- Use assessment questions and strategies effectively in order to identify human trafficking victims.
Module 5 – Service Needs of Trafficked Persons
- Complex service needs of trafficked persons;
- Strategies and recommendations for addressing these service needs following widely accepted best practices.
- Identify the needs of trafficked persons in the short, medium and long term;
- Apply the principles of the victim-centered approach and human rights approach in the provision of services;
- Use widely accepted best practices in providing services to victims of human trafficking;
- Provide culturally sensitive services to diverse victims and overcome cultural barriers;
- Refer to current legislation to ensure compliance in the course of providing services .
Module 6 – Unique Needs of Aboriginal Clients
- Key issues regarding human trafficking as it affects the Aboriginal communities in Ontario.
- Identify the specific vulnerabilities of the Aboriginal population which exposes them to human trafficking;
- Identify the service needs of Aboriginal trafficked persons; and
- Identify programs and services available to Aboriginal trafficked persons and the organizations that offer culturally relevant services.
Module 7 – Unique Needs of Francophone Clients
- Key issues regarding human trafficking as it affects Francophone communities in Ontario.
- Identify the specific vulnerabilities of the Francophone population in relation to human trafficking;
- Identify the specific service needs of Francophone trafficked persons and the importance of providing linguistically and culturally appropriate services;
- Apply best practices to ensure the Francophone community is meaningfully involved in anti-human trafficking efforts and high quality French language services are available to trafficked persons;
- Identify programs and services available to Francophone trafficked persons and the organizations that serve them.
Module 8 – First Response Practices
- Identify and respond to the needs of victims in the first days of response and plan for their immediate safety.
- Identify the immediate needs of trafficking victims in the first days of response;
- Locate the first contact service providers across the province that can provide assistance in meeting the immediate needs of the trafficked person;
- Create a safety plan that is tailored to the specific situation of the victim and others involved;
- Create a network of contacts that can provide assistance to meet the immediate needs of trafficked persons.
- Recognize the importance of the continuum of care and the essential role played by the primary client contact.
Module 9 – Medium and Long Term Support
- Identify services and protocols to address the medium and long term needs of victims of human trafficking;
- Tools and tips for building a network of contacts to create a local response mechanism;
- Review the best practices and procedures for referring victims to community agencies and programs that are available in local communities and across the province.
- Identify the medium and long term needs of trafficked persons in a variety of situations;
- Locate agencies and programs that can provide medium and long term services; and
- Use recommended best practices in creating protocols and procedures for referring victims to various agencies, services and programs, and building a network of contacts for a local response mechanism.
Each online training module is followed by a short quiz.
Participants who complete one or more of the online training modules can request a Certificate of Completion that will list all the modules they have completed.
The training program also includes a Handbook that covers the same topics as the online modules in an alternative format and a Toolkit for service providers. Numerous additional documents and links to resources are provided for participants who would like to learn more on the topics covered in the online training program.
Training on Labour Trafficking
This course provides a basic training on the issue of labour trafficking in Ontario, aiming to educate individuals on how to spot it and what to do about it in their own communities.
Training on Human Trafficking for Healthcare Professionals
Specifically designed for healthcare professionals who work with trafficked persons. Includes 4 eLearning modules and additional resources. Takes 2-3 hours to complete.
Training on Human Trafficking for Legal and Paralegal Professionals
Specifically designed for legal and paralegal professionals who work with trafficked persons. Includes 4 eLearning modules and additional resources. Takes 2-3 hours to complete.
Training on Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement
Specifically designed for law enforcement. Includes 4 eLearning modules and additional resources. Takes 2-3 hours to complete.
Training on Human Trafficking for Professionals Working with Children
Specifically designed for professionals working with children in trafficking situations. Includes 4 eLearning modules and additional resources. Takes 2-3 hours to complete.