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Connecting service providers, community members, and those in conditions of or at-risk of human trafficking to inclusive and appropriate resources is extremely important in anti-human trafficking initiatives.
Following is a spotlight on organizations who work with youth in the non-profit sector.
Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking (CCTEHT) National Hotline
The following information was taken from the CCTEHT website. Please refer to their website for more information.
Who is the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking (CCTEHT)?
They are a national charity dedicated to ending all types of human trafficking in Canada. Their mission is to end human trafficking for the purpose of sexual and labour exploitation in Canada by providing strength and support to stakeholders.
They aim to do this through collective action, by creating opportunities to connect and learn from each other and by building capacity, on all levels, to end this abhorrent crime in Canada.
What is the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline?
If you are a victim/survivor of forced prostitution or forced labour, or believe someone else might be, call the hotline at 1-833-900-1010. The Hotline Response Advocates will connect callers to support and services and will also take tips, answer questions and forward information, when appropriate, to law enforcement.
The hotline provides the following services:
- Crisis response to people being trafficked
- Referrals to social service providers and law enforcement (as requested)
- Tip receipt and reporting
- General information provision
- Tools and resources to build community responses to trafficking
Please refer to the images above to know what happens when you reach the Human Trafficking Hotline.
FCJ Refugee Centre: Youth Alliance Against Human Trafficking
The FCJ Refugee Centre offers direct services to people who have been trafficked, taking into account the range of supports needed. Walking with survivors through legal processes, immigration procedures, settlement and recovery, we take a holistic approach to ensure people are informed and empowered to steer their own course out of the trafficking experience. The Centre ensures trafficked persons have access to orientation, legal assistance and referrals, information about their immigration options, appropriate housing, employment support, counseling and other forms of psycho-social support.
The Youth Alliance Against Human Trafficking is one of the three main projects of the FCJ Refugee Centre’s Anti-Human Trafficking Program, along with the Migrant Workers Mobile Program and the Migrant Women’s Counter Human Trafficking Alliance.
The Youth Alliance Against Human Trafficking provides access to wrap-around supports for migrant youth at-risk of and in conditions of human trafficking for the intent of labour and sex exploitation. It implements a peer-to-peer approach in connecting individuals with lived experiences to inclusive and appropriate resources.
Additionally, the program conducts a youth-led preventative strategy in providing materials and hosting information sessions with the goal of increasing awareness about the intersectionality of youth and human trafficking, and increasing the capacity of service providers to support youth.
This project supports migrant youth who are 14 – 24 years old.
Aura Freedom International
The following information was taken from the Aura Freedom International website. Please refer to their website for more information.
Who is Aura Freedom International?
Aura Freedom International is a grassroots organization working in Canada and internationally to end violence against women and human trafficking through advocacy and education.
Some of Aura Freedom’s activities include:
- Education and Knowledge-Sharing
- Awareness Campaigns and Special Events
- Workshops and Training
- Media Analysis and Reform
- Grassroots and Community Research
- Advocacy and Policy Work
- Survivor Support
If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be a victim of forced labour or sex please contact the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-833-900-1010.