Real Stories of Hope


For seven years, Laura was a slave to crack cocaine. She was driven to the streets to support her habit, and ended up losing everything. Here’s how CEASE helped Laura get her life back.



Savannah is still healing from her abusive childhood, which led her to a life of sexual exploitation and addiction. It only took landing in prison to break the cycle.



Tanya was involved in the sex industry for 22 years. She owned her own sex agency and nightclub, lived in Las Vegas, and made a lot of money. But about four years ago, everything changed.

*names and images are not real, the stories are.

Ways to Contribute

How your cash donation helps

Investing in Healing

Over $40,000 for trauma recovery counselling: 585 1:1 sessions and Health & Wellness Workshops

Investing in Truth

CEASE Advocates support over 25 women each year to testify in court about those who harm them; another 100 women receive help in multiple ways, big and small

Investing in Education

Over $52,000 in bursaries at MacEwan, NorQuest, NAIT, U of A and community courses to create pathways out of exploitation

Investing in Hopeful Futures

We provide support, coaching, empowerment programs and referrals according to the needs of each person. Learn more here.

Community support builds hope for youth, women, men and transgendered persons

Men of Honour

Our annual awards ceremony and gala dinner celebrates men who respect the integrity and humanity of others. They come from different walks of life, but each Man of Honour demonstrates compassion and understanding, and we salute them.

Dan Glugosh

Project Manager, E4C – Our House

Mark Huyser-Wierenga

Crown Prosecutor

Dan Jones

Inspector, Edmonton Police Service