Everyone Deserves Safety

Because of a complex history of gender discrimination, racism, and colonization, many women, newcomers, non-binary and Two Spirit people find themselves in the sex trade.

What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking doesn’t have to involve crossing borders. And it’s not just a foreign problem, it’s happening right now in communities across Canada.

Human trafficking involves recruiting, moving, or holding victims to exploit them for profit, usually for sexual reasons or forced labour. Traffickers can control and pressure victims by force or through threats, including mental and emotional abuse and manipulation.

What might exploitation & trafficking look like?

Sexual exploitation and trafficking may be found in pornography, strip clubs, escorts, cam girls, adult massage studios, brothels, prostitution or any place where sexual services are sold.

Continuum of the Sex Trade