One survivor said, “I was so scared. There was always someone watching and I didn’t know what would happen if they caught me. I ran right through the crowd of men waiting to get in, and I didn’t look back.” (Kiss Radio, 2018) A man she thought she could trust drove her to a motel down the road but she soon discovered that her rescuer was no fairy-tale knight in shining armour—and that her ordeal was only just beginning.

For many years the realities of exploitation have been hidden or unknown in Canada. A common belief is that sex trafficking and exploitation is something that only happens in third world countries. The truth is, Canada has a serious issue. 93% of sex trafficking in Canada involves our own Canadian citizens, with an over-representation of Indigenous women and girls. Only 1 % of victims are ever rescued. 

Hope Restored Canada (HRC) believes that all humanity is inherently valued and worthy of respect and dignity. Our vision is to create a world where humanity is renewed and restored in healthy relationships. We believe this is possible by eradicating sexual exploitation through the H.O.P.E. model: Holistic Restoration, Outreach, Partnerships, and Education. 

DID YOU KNOW? 

  • The average age of recruitment into the sex trade is at 13-14 years old.

  • 63% of trafficked victims are between 15 and 24 years of age.

  • Victims are forced to earn on average $280,000 per year
    for their trafficker.

  • Out of 100 women in prostitution in Canada, 76 have been
    raped and 91 physically assaulted while in the industry.

Trafficked women and girls are often forced to perform sex acts 365 days per year and are required to hand over all or most of the money to their traffickers. RCMP Investigations have revealed a victim can make up to $2,000 in one day. Women and girls from Indigenous communities, migrants, at-risk youth, runaway youth, and girls in the child welfare system are especially vulnerable.


*Stats taken from a variety of sources including the Joy Smith Foundation, Canadian Women’s Foundation (2013), SHIP Need and Demand study for HRC, (2016), National Task Force Report Report of the National Taskforce on Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada. Article. Canadian Women’s Foundation, 2013 

2016-2017 “TIP REPORT

 We have a Solution: H.O.P.E.

Together we can change the ending for those impacted by the devastating crime of sex trafficking through: 

  • HOLISTIC RESTORATION through recovery tools, support groups, mentorship, access to transitional housing and case planning. 

  • OUTREACH programs including a 24/7 support hotline, outreach workers, and referrals or access to individualized social supports and exit strategies.

  • PARTNERSHIPS with affiliate organizations, service providers, investors and members. 

  • EDUCATION programming including public awareness, educational sessions, and training for service providers on sexual exploitation and trafficking.

The fight against sexual exploitation requires us to move...

to not remain naive or unaffected, but to become passionately committed to pursuing positive change for all.  Of course, we can't do this alone. We need others in the arena, fighting the same fight and sweating for the same cause. As we partner together, as individuals and organizations, we work to form a united movement. A united body, for the purpose of eradicating sexual exploitation.

Offering a way out, a place where hope lives, a refuge to allow women to dream again. You can play a part in her dream being realized!

 

Providing a safe, comfortable home for personal recovery and renewal.

Opening fall 2019!

The objective of this home is to address the profound recovery needs sexually exploited, trafficked youth and women have as they exit their lives of abuse.This home/program will focus on each individual reaching stabilization and developing personal resilience as they continue their personal health and wellness journey.


 
 

Will You Help Change the Ending?

Partner with Hope Restored Canada

The need is great! Saskatchewan has identified many gaps in supports for those who have experienced sex trafficking/exploitation.  To create sustainable solutions, please consider supporting our life-changing programs in Saskatchewan.  

As we envision a community where people lives are being renewed and restored in healthy relationships, we have hope that together we can change the ending for those impacted by the devastating crime of sex trafficking.) When asked about supports and interventions, a sex trade survivor from Regina, SK recently stated “More safe houses are needed where victims can go to escape. There were many times when I wished I had somewhere to go.” 

 

There are a number of ways you can help us make the H.O.P.E. model a reality:

Donate FINANCIALLY

Donate financially to our HOPE programs. If you'd like to contribute to the overall capital campaign for the home please make that known on your donation.

become a sponsor

If you'd like to become a major Sponsor or Partner with HRC, please contact us to discuss the possibilities at info@hoperestoredcanada.org

donate household items

Donate items for the home. Click below If you or your workplace would like to donate items to the Housing Project.

“to live wholeheartedly and to dare greatly, requires moving from being a spectator, and onlooker, or a critic in the crowd- and stepping into the arena.”
— Dr. Brene Brown