DAUGHTER PROJECT CANADA
Nation wide, there is a dark secret that is increasing in rate and intensity. Alongside the war on drugs and weapons, human trafficking is the third most profitable crime in Canada. As the subculture of predators are growing, our girls are more at risk now than ever of becoming victims. Daughter Project Canada is an initiative for the prevention, intervention, and restoration of Canadian girls at risk of sexual exploitation.
AT THE HEART OF THE DAUGHTER PROJECT IS THE BELIEF AND CONVICTION THAT EACH OF THESE GIRLS ARE MORE PRECIOUS TO GOD THAN OUR OWN DAUGHTERS. FOR THIS REASON, WE PLACE OUR GREATEST EMPHASIS ON PREVENTION.
Trafficking of humans is considered one of the fastest growing criminal activities in the world today. Too often we have the mindset that this issue will only ever occur "somewhere else," when in fact it is happening right here at home. Because much of these events goes unreported, statistics are hard to collect. Some NGO's, based on reported incidents, estimate that 10,000 Canadians are trafficked domestically each year.
The best measures of protection and defence against these atrocities, are locally driven efforts beginning in homes, schools, and communities. These efforts have taken the form of Daughter Project Clubs, to foster our first initiative, prevention. These girls empowerment clubs focus on raising awareness and building self-worth, with the end goal of helping each girl to reach her full potential.
Cathy Tollefson Executive Director