Some things shouldn’t be for sale.

Unsuspecting girls are being lured into the sex industry and forced to sell their bodies for someone else’s profit. It’s called sex trafficking, and it’s happening here at home.

The fight against one of Canada’s fastest
growing crimes starts here.

Some things shouldn’t be for sale.

Unsuspecting girls are being lured into the sex industry and forced to sell their bodies for someone else’s profit. It’s called sex trafficking, and it’s happening here at home.

The fight against one of Canada’s fastest
growing crimes starts here.

Quick facts

Sex trafficking victims are recruited as young as 13 years old.

Traffickers find victims at malls, parties, schools, bus stations and online.

90% of victims are female, but young men are targeted too.

Traffickers lure victims with false promises of love, acceptance, money and gifts.

93% of Canada’s sex trafficking victims are Canadian citizens.

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Learn the warning signs

Traffickers look for ways to earn your trust.

They convince you you’re in love, or that they care about you, just to take advantage of you.

Traffickers make a lot of false promises.

They sell you a dream to get you to do what they want.

Traffickers make you feel like you owe them.

They give you things you want or need then say it's pay-back time.

Traffickers isolate you from your family and friends.

They want you to become dependent on them for everything.

Traffickers ask you to do things you’re not comfortable with.

They’ll push your boundaries to see how far you’re willing to go.

Sex trafficking is never your fault. If you or someone you know needs help, reach out.

The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline 1.833.900.1010

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Know your stuff.

Educating yourself is an important step towards preventing sex trafficking.

Learn about it

Read stories of

sex trafficking survivors.

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Help stop sex trafficking.

Join the conversation.

Thank You

Covenant House Toronto is grateful for the following survivors and anti-human trafficking advocates who consulted with us: Rhonelle Bruder, Casandra Diamond (BridgeNorth) and Kate McVicar. We also extend a heartfelt thanks to the agencies that donated their time to this campaign: TAXI, Media Experts and Weber Shandwick.