You Can Help…
Canadians and our governments must take action to address the vulnerable circumstances of sexually exploited and trafficked individuals, their families and communities. This affects all of us, and we pay for the impact of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking through costs to law enforcement, criminal justice system, health, social services, and other supports.
We must open our eyes and see the profiteering by callous individuals, criminal organizations and the drug trade.
We must open our ears to hear the stories of those who have experienced exploitation and human trafficking, and understand the impacts on their families and communities.
We must take action to decrease the demand for the commercial sex trade, which includes sex trafficking. It’s imperative to learn about the ripples of harm perpetrated when some men choose to use children and adults for their own sexual gratification. They need to know they contribute to sex trafficking, and the luring, grooming, forcing, controlling and profiteering that is part of sexual exploitation.
We must create a new vision for Canada that states that we as Canadians do not accept the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children and adults in vulnerable circumstances.
We must create coordinated strategies to stop the harm, stem the violence and prevent murder.
We must create positive change and stepping stones to hope.
This section outlines ways you can help. Please get involved.
“So what are you doing with all this information? Let’s not just talk the talk: we need to walk the walk. Because you know what is going to happen. Our young girls right now are doing this in their 20s’ but what about the ones after them? The ones in grade 8, struggling with sexual abuse and not getting help. They’re going to be next. And it’s just going to continue. Are their lives not worth saving? What if it is your daughter – is she not worth saving?”
— Beatrix, Voice of Experience