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Human Trafficking National Coordination Centre

The RCMP has established a Human Trafficking National Coordination Centre (HTNCC) at RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa.

The Centre provides a focal point for law enforcement in their efforts to combat and disrupt individuals and criminal organizations involved in Human Trafficking activities.

The HTNCC has five priorities:

  1. Develop tools, protocols and guidelines to facilitate Human Trafficking investigations.
  2. Coordinate national awareness/training and anti-trafficking initiatives.
  3. Identify and maintain lines of communication, identify issues for integrated coordination and provide support
  4. Develop and maintain international partnerships and coordinate international initiatives.
  5. Coordinate intelligence and facilitate the dissemination of all sources of information/ intelligence.

Reporting Human Trafficking

To report a case or suspicion of human trafficking, contact the National Hotline: 1-833-900-1010

This multi-lingual and confidential hotline is operational 24/7, 365 days a year. It offers services in more than 200 languages and is accessible to the deaf, hard-of-hearing and non-verbal publics.

The website for the Hotline can be used by the public for:

  • Submitting a tip
  • A national directory of social services
  • Education and outreach materials
  • Statistics and research reports

Find an RCMP detachment here.

If you wish to report a crime anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

When should you call?

You should contact the hotline if you or someone you know may be a victim of human trafficking. The Hotline Response Advocates will also take tips, questions and hear concerns from the public and forward information, when appropriate, to law enforcement.

Summary of human trafficking convictions

Between 2005 and May 2019, the RCMP identified 708 cases where human trafficking specific charges were laid.

Of the 708 cases:

  • 685 are domestic (primarily sexual exploitation)
  • 23 were international (primarily for forced labour)
  • 260 successfully resulted in human trafficking specific and/or related convictions (i.e. Procuring, Living off the avails of prostitution, Forcible confinement, Keeping a common bawdy house, etc.)
  • 484 victims were involved and 429 individuals were convicted of multiple offences
  • 305 remain before the court (involving approximately 485 accused and 512 victims)

The longest sentence for human trafficking for:

  • sexual exploitation was 23 years (conviction by judge)
  • forced labour was 9 years (guilty plea)