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.

For all media inquiries, please contact Communications & Development Manager,
Jen Graham at 
(604) 218 - 3758


Stop the Share

Children of the Street‘s latest campaign (2020) aims to  keep youth’s ‘nudes’ out of the wrong hands by asking us all to help Stop the Share. Created in partnership with Will Creative, this campaign highlights the immediate social consequences of nude photos ending up in the wrong hands.  Its aim is to encourage teens to find out how they can stop themselves and their friends, from experiencing these unintended outcomes.


Online Class

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.



A Guide to Bystander Intervention

Created for our Redefining Masculinity program in collaboration with Reel Youth, our new insightful video is teaching ways young people can speak out against toxic behaviours. The film was designed to be played, paused, and discussed with youth to provide them the tools to intervene in uncomfortable situations. Check it out!

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:


TikTok reveals new privacy settings for kids: What parents should know

Crown admits some allegations of sexual assault by disgraced former Vancouver detective

New rules on removal of illegal online content could help in battle against child pornography

COVID-19: Isolated youth online more than ever, increasing risk of bullying and other cyber crimes


When a child is victimized, it’s 'like a bomb detonating in a family'

Addressing emerging human trafficking trends and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygård arrested after US sex trafficking charges​

The Palermo Protocol and the Next Twenty Years of the Global Fight Against Modern Slavery​

MasterCard, Visa end card use on Pornhub amid controversy

Thorn Research: Understanding sexually explicit images, self-produced by children​

New effort aims to zero in on illicit dealings tied to online child exploitation

Former Hope resident to be sentenced for child luring in Chilliwack court

Woman who spent years scrubbing explicit video from internet urges tech firms to make it easier to remove

Neil Desai: Canada is failing to keep its children safe online

Children for sale: Canada’s youth at the heart of the rising sex trade

Learn more about youth sex trafficking with ‘Love Bombing 101’​

Progress! Instagram Takes Step Forward via Improved Reporting and Direct Message Tools​

Social media-based trafficking on the rise during coronavirus pandemic​

Boycott call grows after Port Coquitlam mom finds doll in sexy underwear

Kids exposed to simulated sex and graphic images in "dark side" of popular computer game Roblox​

Sextortion on the rise in Surrey, parents warned of extra risk during pandemic social distancing

Parents, here’s how you can protect your kids from traffickers

The ABCs of safe online home learning

Realities of child sex trafficking!

Child sex exploitation is on the rise in Canada during the pandemic

Child luring case a wake-up call to Tri-City parents

Keeping your kids safe online in the age of COVID: Usable tips for parents​

Delta, B.C., teacher faces child pornography charges after tip from internet service provider

The Impact of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking Victims & Survivors​

Pimps denied bail in case involving trafficking of Tri-Cities teen​
Online predators put millions of children at risk during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown 
Keeping kids safe online while out of school
4 people from Vancouver Island facing human trafficking charges in Saskatchewan
2018 U.S. national human trafficking hotline statistics

Video games and online chats are ‘Hunting Grounds’ for sexual predator

Most creative art from Youth Art Engagement Project​
Boys learning how to be men and not jerks​
Public awareness campaign takes aim at toxic masculinity
​Children of the Street shows the signs of toxic masculinity
Global News Morning BC discuss Toxic Stops Here campaign with Hayden Averill
Society launches 'toxic stops here' ad campaign in local bus shelters
Diane Sowden on the Simi Sara Show - Tireless child advocate retiring after 25 years
Diane Sowden to retire from the society formed in 1995 to prevent child sexual exploitation
Group makes link between Halloween costumes and sexual exploitation
Hayden Averill, Program Coordinator, talks to Global News Morning BC about Redefining Manhood
Children of the Street Society Tackles the Bystander Effect
Social Media Campaign Focuses on "Locker Room" Talk
Tiana Jacquet, Program Director, on Bannon case and why it's so important on CKNW
CTV News interview Diane Sowden on the case of BC convicted pimp Michael Bannon
Diane Sowden interviews after Bannon is sentenced to 14 years for pimping charges
"Lets put an end to this 'LockerRoom' talk" - conversation with Program Coordinator, Ala'a Founouni
Creativity not exploitation in kids Halloween costumes
MLA Linda Reimer speaking about Children of the Street Society
CKNW interview on Uncertain Terms Campaign
Adweek Coverage of Uncertain Terms Campaign
Justice Canada announces funding for Children of the Street Society

Young Men Charged With PimTeens



Sexy Costumes under fire (The Province)

Chilliwack Group Raises Awareness

Children of the Street Society present in Oliver

Sexting Victoria teen to be charged



14th Annual Stop Sexual Exploitation Week

Protect Children from Online Predators

Student starts Crime Prevention Project




Teen daughter lost to drugs inspired Sowden

Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking Workshop draws crowd

Online Sexual Exploitation highlighted in awareness week

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