The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline’s National Referral Directory is a resource to connect victims and survivors to emergency, transitional, and long-term services in communities across Canada.
Visit the Referral Directory to search through the list of service providers. If you are unable to locate a service or a particular organization, or require personal assistance, please call the hotline at 1-833-900-1010.
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection operates Cybertip, Canada's tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children. With kids spending more time online during COVID-19, individuals looking to exploit children online are sharing “best practices” for targeting and abusing children during this pandemic. For online safety information and resources:
NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way. If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self/peer exploitation incident, they are here to help offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it and #ChangeTheStory.
If you come across information or content related to possible online child sexual exploitation, please report it on the Cybertip Report Form or phone 1-866-658-9022.
Survivors can find organizations across Ontario that help access services from a range of community-based organizations, many of which also work to prevent at-risk people from being trafficked @ https://www.ontario.ca/page/human-trafficking-services-and-supports.
To access programs and services for victims of crime and their families, in or near your community, call the Victim Support Line toll-free at 1-888-579-2888 or use the Victim Services Directory
The Speak Out: Stop Sex Trafficking campaign is a suite of resources for Indigenous youth, caregivers, service provider organizations and communities. The campaign aims to raise awareness about sex trafficking in Ontario and help stop the trafficking of Indigenous women, children, youth and LGBTQ2S people: EndIndigenousTrafficking.com
"The Trap" is an interactive anti-human trafficking digital tool that simulates being targeted and recruited by a sex trafficker. It is intended to raise awareness about sex trafficking among youth in middle and high school teaching what the dangers are, how to avoid them and where to get help: The Trap
Contact your nearest service providers for information and to find out what supports are available.
NEW! Anti-Human Trafficking Youth Program provided by The Women's Centre Grey Bruce provides residential services for trafficked youth under 16 years of age with 24/7 phone support at 519-371-5818 and text crisis support at 226-668-0357. Visit www.thewomenscentre.org/services/ourplace/ to learn more.
Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth: In partnership with emergency services, the organization provides assistance to victims of human trafficking which may need access to safe and secure housing, food, clothing and counselling. Contact their 24 hour contact line at: 1-866-376-9852 or visit www.vsbgp.com for more information.
Victim Quick Response Program +: This program provides short-term financial support toward essential expenses for victims, their immediate family members and witnesses in the immediate aftermath of a violent crime. Additional assistance for victims of human trafficking includes storage locker, tattoo removal, counselling and treatment at a recovery facility. Phone: 1-866-376-9852
Violence Prevention Grey-Bruce: The Human Trafficking committee examines and responds to human trafficking in Grey and Bruce counties. Members represent organizations working to prevent and respond to human trafficking as well as interested community members and people with lived experience. Learn more at violencepreventiongreybruce.com
The Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Centre: This service includes a team of nurses and social workers who are trained in providing emotional support, medical care and counselling for victims of recent sexual assault and survivors of partner abuse. A team of nurses is available 24-7 to provide emergency care. Call 519-376-2121 ext. 2458
The Women’s Centre Grey Bruce: If you are a woman suffering from abuse, harassment or assault, you do not have to face this crisis alone. You can call their Crisis Help Line at 519-371-1600, 1-800-265-3722 or text them at 226-974-0755.
Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey: Women’s House provides emergency shelter and services for women and children who have experienced domestic violence, as well as provides a crisis line and support for women who have been sexually assaulted. You can call their Support Line at 1-800- 265-3026 or for Sexual Assault Services, call 1-866- 578-5566.
Safe n' Sound Grey-Bruce: This organization provides a vital service to Grey-Bruce by operating an after-hours emergency housing program which provides emergency shelter in motels with transportation, as well as a drop-in centre that provides a daily hot lunch, access to shower, laundry, phone, internet, crisis intervention worker, peer friendship, service networking and navigation. Emergency Housing and Support Line: 519-470-2222 (4:30pm-10pm)
Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services: A family engaged counselling and coordinating Lead Agency that is dedicated to providing compassionate, responsive services to children, youth, families, and community members. They provide service for children and youth from 0 – 17 years and their families. Call 519-371-4773.
Bruce Grey Child and Family Services: Bruce Grey Child & Family Services is responsible for protecting children from abuse, neglect and other forms of maltreatment. They provide counselling, teaching and support programs as well as referrals to other community services. Call 519-371-4453 or toll free 1-855-322-4453.
Mental Health Crisis Line of Grey-Bruce: This line is staffed by trained volunteers, and is available to help serve people in distress or crisis. Staff are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Call 1-877-470-5200.
211: For access to a full range of community, social and government support programs and services, call 211 or visit www.211Ontario.ca.
Information obtained from online sources