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Human Trafficking

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

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "I came to Canada to work as a live-in carefiver. My boss has taken my passport and forces me to work long hours without pay. He/she has threatened to have me deported 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 and Information

Records for Human Trafficking
Title Description
Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
University of Ottawa - Community Legal Clinic Student Legal Aid Services Society clinic staffed by students and supervised by lawyers provides legal services to low-income members of the community conducts legal education…
Persons Against the Crime of Trafficking in Humans Non-governmental organization * recognizes human dignity and promotes the well-being of all trafficked persons, including persons who have been trafficked from other countries, as well…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance. Referrals…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization * links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services