Are you being groomed or trafficked?

How human trafficking works

From Public Safety Canada

Have you read about what human trafficking is and wonder if you’re being groomed or exploited for labour, sex, or other reasons? Realizing this can be scary. You may feel alone, confused, or trapped. You may be worried about your own safety, or that of your loved ones.

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Need help?

If you or someone you know is a victim or survivor of sex or labour trafficking, get help now.

How to get help safely

Are you in immediate danger?

Call 911 and report the danger right away.

Never confront the trafficker directly—you could put yourself at risk.

Can you safely use a phone or go online?

If yes, call the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-833-900-1010 for support or call your local police. You can also reach the hotline by online chat or submit a tip through this online form. Hotline staff will tell you what to do to stay safe while you get help. The hotline is:

Can’t use a phone or go online?

If possible, quietly speak to or pass a note to anyone you can trust. Ask them to contact 911 or the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline for you. Hotline staff will suggest ways to reach you without putting you in danger.

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