For many of our young people who may have faced abuse, neglect, family rejection or homelessness, they must find a way to make peace with their history before they embrace a more hopeful future. The youth who come to us often grapple with crises of the spirit that other people their age have never had [...]
Sex trafficking is a serious issue that is happening in plain sight in our communities…if you know how to look for it. Hotel staff are often working on the frontlines where many young girls are being trafficked, but they do not always recognize it.
The caring nurses and doctors at our BensKids Health Centre understand that when a youth is focused on trying to survive a frigid night on the street or find their next meal, they are often unable to tend to their health until the situation becomes severe.
The season can be a time to create warm, cherished memories with loved ones. But at The Rogers Home, our transitional housing program for victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, it can also bring added stress and sadness.
Students are learning about the dangers of luring and sex trafficking from Trafficked, a school presentation for Grades 7 to 12 delivered by our school facilitators throughout the Greater Toronto Area. The presentation was first offered last year and has already been presented to almost 6,000 youth.