Human Trafficking Help and Resources


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“I Need Help”

If you need help and you don't know what to do, call the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 Available 24 hours a day

Help Someone Else

If you know or suspect that someone is being exploited, report it to


If you or someone else needs emergency assistance, call Emergency Services at 911

Canada’s tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children.


The Canadian Centre for Child Protection

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Our goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to Canadians.

Website: is Canada’s missing children resource and response centre. We offer families support in finding their missing child and provide educational materials to help prevent children from going missing. As a resource centre, partners with police and other stakeholders in the search for missing children.

Phone: 1-866-543-8477

Human Trafficking National Coordination Center

Phone: 613-993-7267

Kids Help Phone

Canada’s only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth.

Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Recognizing the Signs of Human Trafficking

The National Human Trafficking Hotline maintains a list of potential red flags and indicators of human trafficking to help you recognize some of the signs of human trafficking.

Common Work and Living Conditions

  • Is not free to leave or come and go as he/she wishes
  • Is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp / manager
  • Is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips
  • Owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off
  • Was recruited through false promises concerning the nature and conditions of his/her work
  • High security measures exist in the work and/or living locations (e.g. opaque windows, boarded up windows, bars on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)

Lack of Control

  • Has few or no personal possessions
  • Is not in control of his/her own money, no financial records, or bank account
  • Is not in control of his/her own identification documents (ID or passport)
  • Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present and/or translating)

This is only a partial list, please visit for more information. If you believe you are a victim of human trafficking or someone who is, please contact one of the organizations listed on this page.

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