Benjamin Perrin, a law professor at the University of British Colombia and a native of Calgary, only learned that human trafficking was an an issue in Canada after working to help survivors of commercial sexual exploitation in Cambodia.
His book, Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World of Human Trafficking, is the result of years of research following his realization of the problem in his own backyard. It serves to simultaneously tell a story and advocate for policy that does better at preventing trafficking and protecting victims.
Read the Globe and Mail's book review here.
To learn about human trafficking in Ontario, how it's connected to issues of mental health and addiction, and what you can do to help identify and support victims of trafficking, take EENet's new free, self-guided online course on this topic. You can also join the conversation by clicking through or posting in EENet Connect's Human Trafficking Forum.