Canada’s Largest Human Trafficking Case in Court Tomorrow, Wednesday March 1st in Hamilton – Please Attend!

Though at Hope for the Sold we generally focus on the issue of sexual exploitation more than other forms of human trafficking, sometimes there is an urgent need or important story about labour trafficking that needs to be highlighted.  All forms of human trafficking are driven by greed and involve exploitation, manipulation, and coercion, and are […]

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Reflections On a Month of Love

February is the official month of celebrating love. The stores are filled with red boxes of chocolate, which still sit there – discounted – for a couple of weeks after Valentine’s Day.  Another remnant from Valentine’s week is sitting in my room – the Love & Sex edition of Hamilton’s VIEW magazine.  As the month […]

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Abolitionist Events in Ontario Next Month

Not For Sale Academy World Tour WHEN: Sunday March 25, 2012, 3:00-7:30pm WHERE: Bethany Community Church, 1388 Third Street, St. Catharines ON The Main Session: A multimedia presentation consisting of spoken word and live music that includes an overview of modern slavery as it exists today, the story of Not For Sale and abolitionists around […]

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Drew Dudley on Everyday Leadership

Ever feel like you are not making a difference?  That changing the world is too overwhelming?  That there is no point to even trying?  Let’s drop our excuses and live out influence and leadership daily – it could look different than you thought!  Check out this 6 minute TED Talk.      

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The Impossibility of Ending Human Trafficking

In addition to running Hope for the Sold on evenings and weekends, I work at an office where we do creative and silly things…like decorate our windows with window markers.  As I was heading out the door last night, I saw a quote that had been written on one of the office windows: “The impossible […]

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Miss Canada 2011 Tara Teng Speaks About Human Trafficking

Last year when my husband Jay and I were living on Vancouver Island, we had the honour of screening our documentary about sex trafficking at an event hosted by Miss Canada 2011, Tara Teng.  Back then she was just days away from winning the Miss Canada title, a platform that has provided her with opportunities […]

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In the News: Ontario’s Largest Child Pornography Bust

In Numbers: 8,940: Number of Internet protocol (IP) addresses in Ontario where child porn is suspected of having been downloaded in the last three months 23: Number of police services searching 76 locations to seize computer equipment 60: Number of suspects arrested 213: Number of charges filed, including sexual assault, child luring and making, possessing and […]

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Benefit CD Release Concert in Guelph Saturday February 4

If you are in the Guelph/Kitchener/Waterloo/Fergus/Hamilton area and like music, this Saturday Joe Brunsting is having a CD release party for his album In Colour in Guelph to help raise funds for Hope for the Sold!  Joe was part of the anti-trafficking group I led at the University of Guelph and has for a long time […]

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