Real Stories of Hope


For seven years, Laura was a slave to crack cocaine. She was driven to the streets in order to support her habit, and ended up losing everything. Read 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 plenty of money. 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

invested in trauma recovery counselling: 1:1 sessions and Health & Wellness Peer Support Workshops

Investing in Truth

CEASE Advocates have supported over 111 women since 2011 to testify in court about those who have harmed them

Investing in Education

in bursaries awarded since 1997 for MacEwan, NorQuest, NAIT, U of A and community courses to create pathways out of exploitation

Community support builds hope for youth, women, men and transgender 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