Think you’re seeing warning signs of human trafficking? 

How human trafficking works

From Public Safety Canada

Do you think you know someone who is being trafficked? Do you suspect a possible trafficker? Maybe you’ve seen something suspicious but you’re worried about getting involved in something that could be dangerous?

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

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You can anonymously tell authorities about any potential signs of human trafficking, and no one needs to know you’ve made a report. Your report could save someone’s life.

1. How to Safely Report Suspected Incidents of Human Trafficking

Assess the situation

Never confront the victim or trafficker directly. You could put yourself and others at risk, including the victim. If someone is in immediate danger, call 911 and report the incident right away. If no one is in immediate danger, but you’ve seen or heard some suspicious signs, follow the next steps.

2. Record the details and write down:

  1. A quick summary of the situation
  2. The date, time, and location of the suspicious event
  3. A description of those involved: hair color, approximate height, weight and age, tattoos, clothing etc.
  4. Any names or nicknames overheard
  5. The description and license plate of any vehicles

3. Call the hotline

Call the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-833-900-1010. You will be anonymously connected with social services, law enforcement and emergency services in your community.

You can also reach the hotline by online chat, submit a tip online or by email at The hotline does not open website/URL links or attachments, so please describe, within the email, all information related to your concern.

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