Sign your name to speak out against sex trafficking in Ontario
Right now a girl is being sold for sex against her will. It's called sex trafficking and it's happening here at home, to Canadian girls. Sign PetitionSign Petition
Sex trafficking, the most common type of human trafficking in Canada, is a growing public issue and a largely domestic crime. 93 per cent of sex trafficking victims are Canadian citizens and Ontario has been identified as a trafficking hub. Police estimate the local number of victims may be in the thousands, although incidents often go undetected. Unsuspecting girls as young as 13 are being lured from malls, school yards and online.
No girl ever chooses to be sex trafficked.
At 19 years old, Kaye was trafficked by a man she thought was her boyfriend. With promises of true love, Kaye was lured into a violent situation, her body sold to strangers for sex. Not understanding what was happening to her, Kaye's life became a nightmare.
As Kaye said, wistfully: "I could have started my road to recovery earlier... If I truly understood the situation I was in, if I'd only realized what was happening to me earlier."
Covenant House is a national leader in providing direct support to survivors of sex trafficking. Our research shows that the more youth and parents know about the issue, the more they can protect themselves.
Education and awareness are key to prevention. Help raise awareness and keep young people safe. Now is the time to speak out against sex trafficking. Pledge your support today to help put an end to sex trafficking in our communities.