The Department of Justice works with partners to prevent human trafficking, protect victims, and prosecute offenders.
The National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking is led by Public Safety Canada.
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Human trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and/ or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of a person in order to exploit that person, typically through sexual exploitation or forced labour.
There are numerous programs and services available to trafficking victims including: health care; emergency housing; social services including community help; and legal aid (assistance) programs under which eligibility is based primarily upon financial need.
Human trafficking is a very serious criminal offence with very serious penalties.
The Government of Canada works in partnership with both domestic and international stakeholders, including state, institutional and non-governmental organizations.
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