Are you at risk? Are you being trafficked / exploited?

Is your movement restricted and/or monitored?

Have you been (are you being) physically or sexually abused?

Have you or your loved ones been threatened?

Is your identification or documentation being withheld from you?

Do you or anyone else around you fear for their safety?

Are your personal belongings / cell phone checked regularly?

Have you been offered a job under false pretenses?

Has payment for your work / services been withheld from you?

Are you uncomfortable with the work being asked of you?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it may be that you are being trafficked. Please seek help HERE

If I contact the police, do I have to press charges?

It depends on the circumstances of your case. Each case is different. What is most important is if you have an opportunity to seek help, please do so by calling any one of the telephone numbers HERE

If I am neither willing to inform / contact the police nor press charges, can I still get help?

You do not have to inform / contact the police or press charges to access help from the Ottawa Coalition to End Human Trafficking. While the Ottawa Police Service is a core partner of the Coalition, we do not have a duty to get the police involved.

Emergency Services
If you are in immediate danger, please dial
911

Ottawa Coalition to End Human Trafficking
Confidential Information and Case Management Services.
(613) 769-6531

Ottawa Police Service – Victim Crisis Unit
A confidential resource for specialized immediate crisis support and assistance.
(613) 236-1222 ext 2223
Ottawa Police Service – Human Trafficking Unit
A team of specialized officers available to meet (on a confidential and informal basis) with individuals, families or front line workers on potential cases or for information sharing.
 (613) 236-1222 ext 5005

For other important numbers, please click HERE