Our mission is to take a proactive approach through public awareness, education and early intervention strategies to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and youth, while offering support to families.
A world where children and youth are safe and free from all forms of sexual exploitation.
Children of the Street Society takes a collaborative and comprehensive approach to preventing the sexual exploitation of children and youth. We know that investing in preventative measures means a decrease in the need for intervention and enforcement services, and is cost-effective over the long-term. We offer a variety of preventative programs which engage a diverse range of individuals and groups. Our primary prevention tool is education and awareness workshops – we facilitate over 500 workshops, in approximately 30 B.C. communities, with more than 25,000 participants annually!
The Society has developed into a highly recognizable and reputable leader in the fight against child and youth sexual exploitation.
what we do
We educate and raise awareness. We provide young people with the knowledge and tools to keep themselves and their peers safe. We educate various adult audiences to be able to recognize and prevent sexual exploitation. We strive to change attitudes of those who create the demand for sexual exploitation by raising awareness on the realities of sexually exploited children and youth.
We advocate for change. We lobby all levels of government for changes in legislation that will help protect young people and prevent further sexual exploitation.
We support youth and families. In addition to prevention strategies, we also offer support to families and service providers who are concerned about a child or youth. We assist by providing non-judgemental support, resources, and referrals to local support and intervention services.