Resources - All That It Takes

This list is just a tip of the iceberg of research resources I used while writing my book. But it is a good start for anyone looking to read more.

Human Trafficking


The True Story of Canadian Human Trafficking Author: Paul H. Boge (If you read no other book on this list, PLEASE, please read this one.) 

Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking Author: Benjamin Perrin

Not a Choice, Not a Job: Exposing the Myths about Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade Author: Janice G. Raymond

Investigation of Missing and Exploited Children: The Gateway of Child Sex Trafficking Author: Pastor Joseph A Travers; Joshua M Travers


Deborah’s Gate in Vancouver, B.C., has a excellent amount of information on their Resources page. Check out the drop-down menu where you can find Research avenues, Training, and Agencies within Canada.

The Government of British Columbia has a wealth of information relating to Human Trafficking in Canada. They also have an online training program which I reference in my book. They also have a very good Publications & Resources page which I used extensively during my research. On this website you can also find a National List of Organizations for information across Canada.

SA Foundation is a BC and UK based organization that provides long term housing, recovery and training for women and their children escaping human trafficking and sexual exploitation. They work locally and internationally.

International Justice Mission Canada partners with local authorities in 11 countries to combat slavery, violence against women and children, and other forms of abuse against people who are poor.

XEnditMovement is a coalition of worldwide organizations that fight to end human slavery on the ground. On their website you can access links to all of the organizations that are part of the coalition.

BridgeNorth – Organization with a vision to end sexual exploitation in Canada – Canada’s National Tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children.

Victim Testimony Videos

Karly Church – Tedx Talk 12 Feb 2020 – Domestic Sex Trafficking – A Survivors Perspective

Cassandra Diamond – Tedx Talk 12 Feb 2020 Founder of BridgeNorth – Brothels are hidden in plain sight

Markie Dell – Tedx Talk 5 Feb 2019 – Explaining the Pain of Human Trafficking

Barbara Amaya – Tedx Talk – USA – I was trafficked for 10 years. We can do more to stop it.

Dr. Kate Transchel – Tedx Talk – USA 3 Dec 2013 – Hidden in Plain Sight – Slavery in your community



We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda Author: Philip Gourevitch (If you’re going to read Shake Hands with the Devil, I highly recomment reading this book first as it gives background to the cultural climate in Rwanda leading up to the genocide.)

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda Author: Roméo Dallaire (Most libraries carry this book, and I have often found it in secondhand book stores.)

List of films about the Rwandan genocide


Profile: Romeo Dallaire’s peacekeeping nightmare (Ottawa Citizen) The UN, Rwanda and the ‘Genocide Fax’ — 20 Years Later (Huffington Post)



Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD Author: Roméo Dallaire with Jessica Dee Humphreys