If you think a child is being harmed or neglected,
contact CFS at 1-866-345-9241.
Note: If this is an emergency, contact your local police emergency number.


Responding to Sexual Exploitation: Tracia's Trust

Who is most at risk?

The majority of children, youth and adults victimized by sexual exploitation and sex trafficking are female; however, there is a growing awareness of the sexual exploitation of boys and transgender youth.
Many of the involved have experienced family conflicts, addictions or childhood abuses such as neglect and physical and/or sexual abuse and many are involved in the child and family services (CFS) system.
The majority have also experienced homelessness for short or extended periods of time. Homelessness is often a result of youth on the run from home, CFS placements or the justice system. During this time of homelessness, youth are most at risk of becoming sexually exploited, at times exchanging sexual favours for the basic necessities of life such as food and shelter.