Sex trafficking is happening in communities all across Canada. At Covenant House, we increasingly hear from caregivers wanting to know how to protect their children and what to do if they suspect something.
Whether it is prevention or supporting a child that is involved in or exiting trafficking, caregivers play a critical role.
Given that victims are being recruited as young as 131, awareness and education at a young age are essential. This can start at home.
For those with a child involved in sex trafficking, there is no right or wrong approach. Every family is different, every journey is unique.
We hope that our learnings from working with survivors for nearly 40 years can help in your journey and connect you with the resources needed to support your family.
Here are some topics to help you get started:
If you or someone you know is being trafficked or exploited, get support now.
1. Gabriele, F., et al. (2014). The Incidence of Human Trafficking in Ontario, Ontario Coalition Research Initiative