Human Trafficking Resources

Victim Services of
Waterloo Region

Education and Support Services

Human Trafficking Links

The following links are provided to victims and the general public in obtaining additional information and assistance on victimization issues. Should you know of a link that should be added, please email it to: [email protected]


Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline

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.

Chrysalis Anti-Human Trafficking Network

Offers a free, confidential telephone counselling service to women, men, and youth who have been trafficking for the purposes of forced commercial sex or labour.

Courage for Freedom

Educates, trains, and certifies front-line staff and community service providers with proven strategies and prevention tactics to serve vulnerable victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. We bring awareness to community agencies and personnel, government agencies, teachers and families who work or serve in a position of influence or care in this sector.

Human Trafficking in Waterloo Region

Presented by the Multi-Disciplinary Response to Combat Human Trafficking Committee. The focus of this resource is human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation (i.e. sex trafficking). Sex trafficking is when someone is forced to sell sex against their will.

Rising Angels

Bringing sex trade education to professionals and the public, and providing supportive services and safe environments to women exploited by the sex trade.

Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Treatment Centre of Waterloo Region

SA/DV TC is a team of on-call nurses and social workers who are available 24/7 and respond to the needs of individuals who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence, including those who have been trafficked. Accessed through the Emergency Department of St. Mary’s General Hospital and the Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

SASC Anti Human Trafficking Program

Offers a specialized Anti-Human Trafficking Program. Services are free, confidential, and non-judgmental. This program is accessible to all genders aged 12+, and is available regardless of immigration status.

Victim Quick Response Program + (VQRP+)

Supports direct victims, their immediate family members and witnesses in the immediate aftermath of violence crimes, including Human Trafficking, by providing short-term financial support with essential expenses in order to lessen the impact of crime, enhance safety, and meet immediate practical needs arising from the commission of the crime.