About:

CEASE builds bridges over poverty and creates pathways out of exploitation. We provide tools for sexually exploited and trafficked persons to heal and renew their lives.

Our work includes public education, participant support, bursaries, counselling, trauma recovery and emergency poverty relief.

CEASE depends on the generosity of volunteers and the community to ensure growth and continuity of services. We are grateful to the many government, corporate, and individual donors who have contributed over the years.

Our Vision:

A community where there is hope, respect, and transformation for individuals, families, and communities affected by sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.

Our Mission:

We advocate to end sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, while providing tools to help affected persons heal and renew their lives.

Our Core Strategies:

We have three core strategies, and all our programs work to support these. We work to:

  1. Heal the Harm
  2. Build for the Future
  3. Foster Hope & Inspire Positive Social Change

Ways we help:

We have three core strategies, and all our programs work to support these. We work to:

  1. Heal the Harm
  • Trauma Recovery Counselling
  • Victim Advocacy – Project STAR – support, transition, action, recovery
  • HOPE Fund (Help Others Prosper Equally) poverty relief fund
  • Annual Aug. 14th Memorial
  • Peer and Community Support
  • SMS Backpage Outreach
  1. Build for the Future
  • Bursaries and Training Grants,
  • Financial Literacy and Matched Savings program, EMPOWER U
  • Empowerment programs in correctional facilities (I CAN & I COULD)
  • Building Blocks for Families & Women
  • Below the Belt – Support for Exploited Males
  • YSTEP – Youth Stop Trafficking and Exploitation Project
  1. Foster Hope and Inspire Positive Social Change
  • “john school”: Prostitution Offender Program – POP
  • Annual Men of Honour Awards
  • Community Resource Circle
  • Prevention and Education
  • Public Awareness and Community Engagement Initiatives
  • Women of Courage Awards
  • Community Collaborations: Sexual Exploitation Working Group, Participation in REACH Edmonton, SAVE: Sexual Assault Voices Edmonton, ACT Edmonton and ACT Alberta, Alberta Asset Building Collaborative and other emerging initiatives