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Province Supporting Local French Speaking Human Trafficking Victims

New community-based program will provide French-language services to young human trafficking victims and survivors in Hamilton and Niagara.

The Ontario government is investing in a local program that will provide support to young human trafficking victims who speak French.

Over the next five year, the province will invest over $940,000 in the Centre de sante communautaire Hamilton/Niagara.

The centre will provide French-language services for children and youth, including psychotherapy support, referrals, outreach and prevention. 

"Access to specialized supports is critical for victims and survivors of sex trafficking so they can heal and rebuild their lives," said Jane McKenna, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues. "This investment will increase French-language services dedicated to children and youth who have been trafficked or are at risk, so more young people have access to the help they need to stay safe and recover."

The money is coming from Ontario's Anti-Human Trafficking Community Supports Fund, and over the next five years, a total of $96 million is being invested in community-based services and Indigenous-led supports to help human trafficking victims and survivors. 

In total, 27 projects across Ontario will receive financial support. 

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