Often described as a modern form of slavery, sex trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes in Canada. It can be best defined as the control, coercion and use of threats or violence to force a person to sell sex against their will for someone else's financial gain.
Trafficking is a lucrative, under-reported and misunderstood crime. It is constantly evolving in terms of who the victims are, who the traffickers are and where it happens. And while awareness of sex trafficking in Canada is growing, there is still a lot of work to do.
Dispelling the myths around sex trafficking is the first step.