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Online Harms Consultation

Action Item Take 10 minutes to email the federal government in response to their public consultation. Advocate for robust policies to stop the spread of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) & the non-consensual sharing of intimate images online. The government has launched a public consultation to hear Canadian’s views on their proposed new framework for dealing with 5 online harms.

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Protect Youth from Pornography Exposure | Bill S-203

“Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne has introduced Bill S-203 in the Senate Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act. The purpose of this Act is to protect public health and public safety and, in particular, to: Protect the mental health of young persons by restricting their access to sexually explicit material; Protect Canadians – in particular, young persons and women –

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The goal of the Choose Change campaign is to reduce the ease of access to violent, sexually explicit images. Today’s “adult content” is misogynistic, violent, degrading, racist, and normalizes rape culture.
Buying Sex is a Crime
Sexual exploitation is a crime, and it is often hidden. Those who are being exploited may not see themselves as victims, and may not come forward to law enforcement because of fear of retaliation from their exploiters.

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Advocacy Handbook

Want to learn more about advocacy? Read our handbook.

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Press Releases

Read our past press releases to see how we engage with issues around sexual exploitation.

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Volunteer

Defend Dignity acts as a catalyst for individuals and churches to end sexual exploitation in Canada. Commercial sexual exploitation includes: pornography, strip clubs, escorts, massage parlors and prostitution. All involve the selling of sexual services, which undermine the dignity of women, men and children and are detrimental to a healthy society.

We can use all kinds of skills in this effort to end sexual exploitation.


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First Response Bags

What is a First Response Bag? It’s a bag of items totaling $250 for a survivor of exploitation. These items are intended to meet immediate needs. Check with your police or Victim Services Coordinator in your region to see if these bags would be of use.

The purpose of the First Response Bag is to be a gift given to young girls or women who are exiting their experience of sexual exploitation.


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Survivor Support Fund

The Defend Dignity Survivor Support Fund was created to provide accessible financial support to individuals who have experienced sexual exploitation in Canada in any form, such as prostitution, sex trafficking, escorting, working in massage parlours and/or strip clubs, survival sex, and/or involvement in pornography.

The Survivor Support Fund will open for applications on October 1, 2021.


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