Ontario's Human Trafficking Helpline


What is Human Trafficking?

The United Nations Trafficking in Persons Protocol defines human trafficking as “the recruitment, transport, transfer, harbouring or receipt of a person by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud or deception for the purpose of exploitation”.

Forms of Human Trafficking

There are different types of human trafficking that take place in Ontario, including sex trafficking and labour trafficking. Forced marriage is also considered a form of human trafficking.

Human trafficking is often considered an international crime but it is happening right here in Ontario. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please contact 911 or your local police for emergency services. For information and support, call Ontario's confidential Human Trafficking Helpline: 1-833-999-9211.  Available 24/7 in 170 languages.

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