The Criminal Code of Canada defines human trafficking as recruiting, transporting, transferring, receiving, holding, concealing or harboring a person, or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of a person, for the purpose of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation (The Criminal Code of Canada, section 279.01).

Human trafficking includes forced sexual labour, forced labour, and forced marriage.

If there is immediate danger or if you suspect a child under 18 is being trafficked, call 911 or your local police service.

The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline is a confidential, multilingual service, operating 24/7 to connect victims and survivors with social services, law enforcement, and emergency services, as well as receive tips from the public.

Information on the Ontario's Strategy to End Human Trafficking can be found on the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services website

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