We unveiled our new, comprehensive anti-sex trafficking plan and launched a $10-million campaign to support our initiative at a recent media event. Chaired by Suzanne Rogers, the campaign, “Just Like a Girl You Know,” will support the implementation of the broad-ranging plan over the next five years. “Our goal is to provide leadership and forge [...]
More than 10,800 Ontarian residents signed our petition urging the Province to do more to combat sex trafficking in Ontario. Twenty other community organizations lent their support. The petition asked Premier Kathleen Wynne to move to a broader, more coordinated approach to address the growth of sex trafficking in our province. Ontario has the bulk [...]
At Covenant House, we will often hear a young girl in our care recount how she was convinced or coerced by her boyfriend to sell herself for sex. Soon, he trades romance for violence and she is terrified to leave. Our four-minute sex trafficking awareness video below is a dramatization of Amy’s experience, a young [...]
Young sex trafficking victims in our care will get more help thanks to a multi-year grant from the United Nations. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons recently awarded us a $60,000 grant over the next three years to support our work with young, [...]
Our second annual Covenant House Month in February proved a bigger success in helping us to raise awareness of youth homelessness and much-needed funds for our work. Throughout the month, our advocacy initiatives highlighted the often-overlooked and misunderstood issue of youth homelessness.