Human Trafficking Canadian Hotline (833) 900 1010

Local Resources

Part of our mission is to connect people who are at risk or need immediate help with local resources ready to help them. If you are walking through sexual exploitation, currently being exploited, looking to exit or get help we have included links to support groups ready to help you. If you need immediate help, dial 911.

We bring light to the darkness of sexual exploitation. Through education and partnerships we mobilize for prevention, intervention, and recovery of those impacted by exploitation. We provide communities of safety and belonging, where individuals are empowered to discover a brighter future.

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The Calgary Police Service is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Counter Exploitation Unit (VICE) was created to help those who are involved in the sex trade and need immediate help. If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911 or call the vice hotline number at 403-428-2356 or by email at If you are looking to exit the trade, please call 403-428-8585 to contact the Counter Exploitation Unit.

Suicide. Even the word is scary. But we’re not afraid to talk about it. The Distress Centre has a special number to call if you, or someone you care about is feeling hopeless or having thoughts of suicide. Because talking about it is how it starts to get better. We provide confidential, non-judgmental  support to anyone feeling suicidal, thinking about suicide, is worried about someone else or who has lost someone to suicide. If you need help, call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) Toll Free in Southern Alberta.

Distress Centre Calgary ensures everyone has a place to turn to in a time of crisis by providing 24 hour crisis support, professional counselling and referrals – all at no cost. It’s not up to us to define what the crisis is–it’s different for everyone. We don’t judge. We’re here to listen and connect you with the help you need.

Reset (previously Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary) is a non-profit agency formed in 1989 to address the issues of women involved in, or at risk of involvement in, sexual exploitation. Our women have also experienced other related issues, including homelessness, poverty, addictions, and violence against women.

Using a harm reduction and human rights approach, Shift provides support, outreach, education and advocacy services for adults of all genders currently or formerly working in the sex industry, or who identify as victims of human trafficking or exploitation. The program also serves the greater Calgary community as a resource for vulnerable and at-risk populations, as well as social and health care service providers, law enforcement, researchers, advocacy groups, the media, and the general public. Shift has been a program of HIV Community Link since 2007.

Next Step Ministries walks alongside women in the city of Calgary who have experienced drug addiction, trauma, abuse, sexual exploitation, homelessness or have been in jail who need to rebuid their lives but are lacking the skills and supports to do so.

What is sexual exploitation?

Think you might be being sexually exploited or being pressured into it? Learn about what sexual exploitation is and the signs to look for.

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