Special Advisor appointed to National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking
- new Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline for victims and survivors
Sept 6, 2019
Global Korean Post
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.
Human trafficking is an abhorrent crime that includes sexual exploitation and forced labour, which devastates the victims and survivors, their families and society.
Most victims and survivors of human trafficking are women and girls, including Indigenous women and girls, and marginalized groups in Canada.
A first step was included in Budget 2018, which provided $14.51 million over five years and $2.89 million per year ongoing for the new Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline for victims and survivors in need of services and support.
The hotline is a national, multilingual (200 languages, including 27 Indigenous languages), 24/7/365 service operated by the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking, a national charitable organization.
To support this work, the Minister of Public Safety has appointed a new Special Advisor on Human Trafficking, retired RCMP Assistant Commissioner and member of the Mohawks of Kanesatake Shirley Cuillierrier. Ms. Cuillierrier will offer ongoing advice and recommendations to the Government on its efforts to combat human trafficking and bring awareness domestically and internationally.