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Public Safety Canada announce funding for new online program
Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, the Honourable Bill Blair, and MP for Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam, Ron McKinnon announce a $150,000 grant from Public Safety Canada for the development and presentation of new prevention workshops designed to prevent online sexual exploitation of children and youth.
Former Executive Director, Diane Sowden speaks to CTV following the conviction of a Vancouver man for luring and pimping out minors. The offender was sentenced to 14 years in prison and given a lifetime ban from using the internet.
“Parents have to realize that this can happen overnight. That’s literally what happened with some of his victims.”
toxic stops here
On March 14, 2019, Children of the Street released our newest awareness campaign. Our campaign invites viewers to learn how to recognize the signs of toxic masculinity, and what they can do to change it. Follow some of the news coverage for this campaign 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:
Maple Ridge youth care worker facing sex assault, child porn charges has decades-long history with children
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