How We Help
CORATH stands for Creating Opportunities and Resources Against the Trafficking of Humans.
We are here for youth when they are ready, when they are wondering if they are ready, when they are not aware that they are ready, or when they have already taken steps to change their circumstances.
Based in Ottawa, we serve all Eastern Ontario.
We are always here.
Our text, phone and virtual messaging channels are monitored 24/7/365.
Our approach is holistic.
We provide support and assistance with physical and mental health services, shelter, security, individualized education, case management, legal system navigation, and survivor mentorship.
We offer drop-in services.
We offer drop in services for girls and LGBTQ2+ youth aged 12-24 who are experiencing or have experienced exploitation.
We are flexible and mobile.
Youth are supported through their journey at the pace they set for themselves, moving at the pace they are ready and willing to go.
CORATH stands for:
Creating Opportunities and Resources Against the Trafficking of Humans.
A FEW FACTS
On Human Trafficking
Human trafficking involves recruiting, transporting, or holding people to exploit them or to help others exploit them. Homeless youth are among most vulnerable, notably Indigenous youth.
While making up 2.5 % of the general population, Indigenous Peoples make up 24% of Ottawa’s homeless. Indigenous youth represent 47% of youth in foster care.
Ottawa accounts for 11% of police reported crime in Canada, second only to Toronto.
97% of survivors were exploited by someone they know, including a former or current partner, family member, friend, co-worker, or boss.
The recruiting process can be so slow, subtle, and confusing. It may be hard to realize when one is being exploited or is at risk of being exploited.