This June, Help Us Change the Story

Every person, community and culture has a story. And this June, we invite you to help us change the stories of the vulnerable and exploited in our nation.

We know that, for far too many individuals around the world, sexual exploitation is a thread woven through their stories. We also know that sex trafficking is an inexcusable part of Canada’s story. Trafficking happens here, every day and in nearly every city.

We know too that sexual exploitation is not an isolated plot thread of our country's story, but one that overlaps with issues of pornography, an over-sexualized culture, abuse, gender, racism, and more. There is much work that needs to be done.

And most importantly, we know that each of our lives intersects with countless others and we can each play a role in the stories of the vulnerable and exploited, by acting to fight against the injustices in our society.

Let's change the story together. 


Help us win $10,000!

June is the Great Canadian Giving ChallengeEvery dollar donated to Hope Restored Canada in June enters us into a draw to win $10,000!

How it works…

  • Every $1 donated to HRC through our CanadaHelps donation page, during the month of June, is an automatic entry for us to win $10,000 (minimum $3 donation required)

  • The Challenge begins June 1, 2018 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) and ends on June 30, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

  • Grand prize draw is on July 1, 2018. One  charity will be chosen to receive a donation of $10,000 generously donated by the GIV3 Foundation

June Dresses IS BACK!

June Dresses® is a month-long, peer-to-peer fundraising campaign for women and girls where participants pledge to make a difference by wearing a dress each day in June.

How it works...

Participating in June Dresses® is as easy as it sounds: wear a dress each day in June and have fun sharing daily photos on social media, connecting with other participants and engaging with your community through social action.

When posting, just remember to include the hashtag #JuneDresses and to direct people to HRC's June Dresses campaign page!  (As an added bonus, every dollar donated as part of the June Dresses campaign also goes toward the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!)

If you are interested or have any questions about being involved with June Dresses, please contact our office at

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june EVENTS (+ beautiful paintings)

We have two exciting events happening in June!

On June 11th, we are hosting the fundraising event "Renewing and Restoring Together". The evening will feature yummy appetizers, wonderful music and beautiful art! Tickets for the Appetizer Reception are $25. There is limited space so buy your tickets today here!

At the event, you will have the opportunity to purchase original paintings by local artist Ramona Swift-Thiessen! However, if you would like a sneak peek or you aren't able to come on June 11th, you can still buy ANY painting on Ramona's website before the event and if you mention Hope Restored Canada, proceeds from the sale will go to us. 

As well, in honour of Indigenous Awareness week, HRC is hosting the public event "Empowering Indigenous Women and Girls" on June 19th. The evening will include a brief overview of the issue of sexual exploitation in Canada, local Indigenous survivors of sex trafficking sharing from their experiences, and time for dialogue and questions. 

That's it!

Whew, that's everything! June is a big month for HRC and we are looking forward to it with hopeful anticipation!

Whether you feel called to donate, share this post with a friend, buy a painting or wear a dress every day in June, please know that your support is so appreciated! Any act, whether big or small, can have impacts far greater than we know!