Human Trafficking

Human trafficking involves exploiting people for profit, often for sex or forced labour. Traffickers can control and pressure victims by force or threats, including mental and emotional abuse and manipulation.

Possible indicators of sex trafficking:

  • Appears fearful, anxious, tired
  • Under the control of another person
  • More than one cell phone, excess cash, hotel keys
  • No identification – or someone else is holding it for them
  • Awareness of hotels in other cities
  • Isolated from friends & family
  • Significant change in appearance – good or bad
  • Unexplained tattoos or injuries, including malnourishment
  • Sleeps during day, awake all night
  • Uses sex industry slang
  • Victims of Human Trafficking may be eligible for benefits from the Victim Quick Response Program+ . For more information please contact Victim Services of Brant 519-752-3140.

For more information about Human Trafficking visit, Ontario Government website.

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.