What We Do (Our Mandate)

We work to meet the acute, immediate and long-term resource and support needs of persons affected by human trafficking, including persons who have exited a trafficking situation, their families and communities, as well as persons who may be at risk of exploitation for the purposes of sexual exploitation, labour exploitation or organ removal / harvest.

We also provide training to service providers to educate them on the indicators of human trafficking so as to develop their ability to identify a trafficked person and know how to respond appropriately.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating and sustaining a continuum among organizations, service providers, community members and volunteers that provides a uniform, timely and appropriate response to those who seek access to supports, services and resources because they have been affected by human trafficking, irrespective of their age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and ethno-cultural background. Irrespective of the avenue through which a person seeks assistance, our commitment is to work together within and outside our network to ensure that the response is equally appropriate and effective.

Who We Are

We are a community-based, volunteer network of local organizations, service providers and community members that represent a variety of sectors including – youth groups; spiritual groups; victim services; health care; law enforcement; corrections; justice; Métis, First Nations and Inuit organizations; shelters; affordable housing; academia and formerly trafficked persons, among others. The Coalition is neither a registered charity nor a nonprofit corporation, but is currently taking steps to acquire this status. In the interim, its work is supported through funding grants and private donations.

Our Core Partners

St. Joe’s Women’s Centre:
A non-denominational provider of a day program to women, including those who have been or are being trafficked. The program includes services, supports, as well as social and education programs aimed at promoting empowerment, autonomy, and dignity in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. The Centre serves women of all faiths, cultures, ethnicities, racial backgrounds and sexual orientations.

PACT-Ottawa (Persons Against the Crime of Trafficking in Humans):
Works to prevent the trafficking of persons and to increase the protection of those who are trafficked
through education, advocacy, networking and support services.