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Launch of first anti-human trafficking online training for service providers in BC

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
June 26th, 2011

The Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP) launched a training curriculum aimed at enhancing the ability of first responders and service providers to identify, assist and protect victims of human trafficking in British Columbia. 

Support for this training initiative is part of the federal government’s strategy to combat human trafficking. 

Other measures have included enabling immigration officers to issue short-term temporary resident permits (TRP) to trafficking victims and creating mandatory jail sentences for persons convicted of child trafficking.

The curriculum was developed through a contribution agreement of over $106,000 between Public Safety Canada and Justice Canada with in-kind support from OCTIP.

More information

  • If you have information concerning a human trafficking victim, please call the local police, or report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers at: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
  • In BC, OCTIP operates a toll-free 24/7 telephone line to assist trafficked persons to obtain services at: 1-888-712-7974.
  • For more information about BC’s Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons and to access the new on-line training curriculum, please visit the website: www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/octip

 

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