Thanks to the tremendous support of people like you who care about our youth, we recently delivered a petition with over 18,000 signatures to the Prime Minister calling for a national hotline to help victims of sex trafficking.
We were honoured to host eighty-two women, from a range of backgrounds, who spent a night outside to raise awareness of youth homelessness and generate more than $325,000 for our youth. Participants in our first-ever Sleep Out: Women Unite, equipped with only sleeping bags and pieces of cardboard, got a small glimpse of the hardships [...]
We were honoured to host two recent Ontario government announcements that will support our youth. The Province announced plans to prevent youth 16 to 17, struggling in difficult family situations, from becoming homeless by raising the age of protection. They also pledged to better serve young victims of sex trafficking through a number of initiatives.
Two of our Covenant House family members, Francis Atta, a youth worker and Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders, a member of our Board of Directors, have been honoured with national Harry Jerome Awards, the highest recognition presented by the Black Business and Professional Association.
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 [...]