Thank you for your interest in Children of the Street. Media coverage is critical to educating the public on the issue of child/youth sexual exploitation and trafficking, raising awareness and promoting our vital programs. Please see below for our latest press releases and current news stories, or browse our website for more information about our organization. You may also wish to contact us directly for further information or a potential story angle.
On any given day, 750,000 individuals are online looking to connect with children for sexual purposes. While many Canadian parents have concerns about their child's safety online, less than half are actually safeguarding their kids against online sexual exploitation. Our latest campaign (HaveTheTalk, 2022, created by Will Creative) urges parents and caregivers to have these difficult conversations, before it's too late. The campaign page www.HaveTheTalk.ca provides them with practical tools to do so.
help Kids stay safe during COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, kids are spending more time online then ever. To help them navigate these difficult times, we encourage caregivers to talk to your child about online risks and safety.
diane sowden invested with the order of canada
In December 2021, Children of the Street's co-founder and former Executive Director, Diane Sowden, was invested with the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, "For her leadership in raising awareness of and preventing the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of children and youth." See the announcement here.
Sexual exploitation and human trafficking are realities in our society. With the advances in technology information is more readily available to Canadians but so too are the opportunities for vulnerable children and youth to be exploited. Below are a few examples of sexual exploitation and human trafficking in the media:
Children of the Street Society present in Oliver
2010 - present
2010 - present