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Human trafficking


Includes recruiting, transporting, or harbouring people for the purposes of exploitation.

What the clients may say:
  • "I came to Canada to work as a live-in caregiver. My boss has taken my passport and forces me to work long hours without pay. He/she has threatened to have me deported me if I tell anybody."
  • "I’m afraid my partner will hurt me or break up with me if I stop having sex for money."

Legal Services


Connects low to middle income individuals with legal professionals – lawyers, mediators and paralegals- who have agreed to work at a reduced rate. In order to use JusticeNet, individuals must make a net family income that is no higher than $59,000 per year.

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic

  • Provides legal advice & representation to low-income persons regarding tenant's rights, criminal charges, small claims court matters, custody and access issues, child support, and peace bonds & restraining orders;
  • Assists victims of crime with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board;
  • Conducts legal education presentations & outreach activities. 

Other Services

Ottawa Coalition to End Human Trafficking

Provides information about human trafficking & services for victims.

PACT (Persons Against the Crime of Trafficking in Humans) Support Services

Provides direct support and orientation for trafficked persons.

Victim Protection & Reporting (RCMP Hotline): (613) 952-1229

RCMP hotline to report human trafficking.

Steps to Justice