Online Video Resources

There are hundreds of websites hosting videos, documentaries, news features and interviews on the topic of Human Trafficking. On this page, we have curated a number of videos from various sources that speak to the issue from a Canadian and more local perspective

All across the GTA, young Canadian girls are being beaten, branded, bought and sold along our highways and in our hotels. A Star investigation into the dark underbelly of domestic sex trafficking in Ontario. 

November 2016

An inside look into one of the Toronto Star’s biggest investigations this year on human trafficking in Ontario. 

November 2016

All across the GTA, young Canadian girls are being beaten, branded, bought and sold along our highways and in our hotels. An interview with a trafficker. 

November 2016

Did you know that sex trafficked girls in Canada can be as young as thirteen years old? Help us put an end to sex trafficking. This video was created by joining City MOGULS in support of Covenant House. 

November 2018

Sex trafficking may be happening behind the walls of businesses you pass daily – including the some of the massage parlours and holistic centres in your community. Casandra Diamond shares a harrowing story of her experience inside these modern day brothels. 

TedX February 2020

A hard to hear story from a survivor of the sex trade. Jasmine was a university student and had loans building up and was trying to pay for her education. She was a target for a man who manipulated, physically and mentally abused her. 

Global News 2013

Karly Church is a human trafficking survivor who works in collaboration with the Durham Regional Police Service Human Trafficking Unit, going with them on operations to help council and support people trapped in the sex trade. 

CBC February 2020

Too Close To Home.  Human trafficking is the illegal recruitment, transportation or hiding of someone for the purpose of exploiting them. Human trafficking includes labour and prostitution. Prostitution on the streets is known as ‘the game’.

Peel Regional Police February 2019

The Signs.  Human trafficking is the illegal recruitment, transportation or hiding of someone for the purpose of exploiting them. Human trafficking includes labour and prostitution. Prostitution on the streets is known as ‘the game’.

Peel Regional Police  July 2019

Markie’s Story – Human Trafficking Awareness Day.  At 19, Markie was recruited by a female ‘friend’ into human trafficking. It took several attempts for her to leave and rebuild her life. Hear her story to learn more.

Ontario Provincial Police February 2020

Canada is a major target for human traffickers, with 90 per cent of victims coming from with Canada, not abroad. Their average age is 17-years old and the problem has become so big, police departments across the country are devoting resources to fight human trafficking.
CBC November 2017

As she defines what domestic sex trafficking is, Karly Church talks about the stages of exploitation while drawing upon her personal experiences. Karly helps educators understand how they can help elicit change.

Ted X  February 2020

This video was produced by the Toronto Crime Stoppers program. It depicts one of many ways someone could become victimized through human trafficking.

Crime Stoppers Toronto  February 2020

There are more examples of slavery in the world today than at any other point in history. Emily explores issues of human trafficking and slavery in Canada and the scale of the infrequently discussed problem, further questioning how it can be prevented.

TedX  February 2016

#NotInMyCity founder and Canadian Country Music artist Paul Brandt shares education and awareness on human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Canada, using content provided by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

April 2020

Sex traffickers target indigenous Canadians.  Many of Canada’s indigenous people live in remote, isolated communities — and that makes them prime targets for sex traffickers.

CNN Freedom Project  October 2016

The Canadian indigenous community fighting sex trafficking.  

Many of Canada’s indigenous people live in remote, isolated communities — and that makes them prime targets for sex traffickers.

CNN Freedom Project  October 2016

Canada’s Stolen Daughters.  Many of Canada’s indigenous people live in remote, isolated communities — and that makes them prime targets for sex traffickers.

CNN Freedom Project  October 2016

Tinder is being used as a tool to lure victims into sex trafficking here in the GTA, according to Toronto police. Faiza Amin with how a Scarborough woman found herself victimized through the dating app.

CityNews  January 2019

Joy Smith Webinar: “Stop Human Trafficking. What can we do?”  Human trafficking is a global crime that affects almost every nation. Worldwide, traffickers make annual profits as high as $36 billion. In Canada, a trafficker earns $280 000 per victim per year.

Joy Smith Foundation May 2020

This short animated film highlights the strategies that traffickers use to lure victims into slavery and the warning signs to look out for. “Broken Dreamers”, features an original song by Paris-based electro pop artist Birkii, and tells the story of three characters caught in nightmarish modern-day slavery scenarios. The stories unfold in the form of a pop-up storybook, highlighting the collision of innocence and malevolence.

MTV  January 2015

In a small town, people are dreaming: a man dreams of buying a house; a woman dreams of travelling; and an adolescent dreams of attending university. As each story plays out, we watch the devastating, step-by-step process of human traffickers taking advantage of these dreams. This five-minute animated video illustrates how human trafficking doesn’t happen all at once, but rather is a process of three elements: Act, Means and Purpose.

December 2016

Don’t Look Away is a film based on just one of the many tactics human traffickers will target, engage, and lure young unsuspecting boys/girls into the snare of modern day slavery.

April 2020

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern-day slavery. From the first scene, Nefarious gives an in-depth look at the human trafficking industry, showing where slaves are sold (often in developed, affluent countries), where they work, and where they are confined.

January 2020