Statement on Launch of National Human Trafficking Hotline

 

The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline is now LIVE nationwide (1-833-900-1010) offering a confidential, multilingual service, operating 24/7/365 to connect victims and survivors of forced prostitution and forced labour with social services and/or law enforcement in communities across Canada.

May 29, 2019

For Immediate Release

Today, The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking (CCEHT) announced the launch of Canada’s National Human Trafficking Hotline. The co-chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to End Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking are pleased to congratulate the CCEHT on this historic announcement.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group to End Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking commends The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking on the launch of the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

Human trafficking is a brutal and horrific crime that is growing in Canada. We know the vast majority of human trafficking victims in Canada are female and young. While those most at risk include Indigenous women and youth, teenage runaways, and children who are in protection, we know anyone can become a victim of human trafficking.

A National Human Trafficking Hotline will connect the dots between law enforcement and frontlines services across the country and equip Canadians with the ability to report cases of human trafficking and. Most importantly, the hotline will enhance the support available to victims and survivors of trafficking, regardless of where they are located in Canada.

Once again, we congratulate the CCEHT on the launch of the National Human Trafficking Hotline and look forward to the continued collaboration with stakeholders across the country.

The APPG to End Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking was launched 2018 and includes members from the Liberal, Conservative, and NDP parties as well as the Independent Senators Group. The activities of the APPG to End Modern Slavery are supported by a partnership with the Allard School of Law’s International Justice and Human Rights Clinic at UBC.

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