REACH Edmonton

The Sexual Exploitation Working Group (SEWG) is hosting a public event focused on sexual exploitation, April 19, in conjunction with Edmonton's annual Sexual Exploitation Week of Awareness.

The session, titled Understanding Demand: The Edmonton Context, will delve into the realities of who is purchasing sex in Edmonton.

“Demand drives the industry of sexual exploitation,” said Staff Sgt. Dale Johnson, with the EPS Human Trafficking and Exploitation Unit. “The presentation is intended to give some insight into the scope of the sex trade in Edmonton by providing a statistical breakdown about the typical buyer of sex in Edmonton.”

Kathleen Quinn, Executive Director of the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) will be co-presenting with Johnson.

“We will discuss the ways Edmonton police and CEASE are working together to reduce demand through education and enforcement, such as the Sex trade Offender Program – or John School,” said Johnson.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask any questions they may have regarding any other aspects of the sex trade.

The session is April 19 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at MacEwan University, Robbins Health Learning Centre, Room 9-20.

To register for free online click here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/understanding-demand-the-edmonton-context-tickets-44155706908

Proclamation Ceremony

The official opening ceremonies of Edmonton’s 2018 Sexual Exploitation Week of Awareness. Join dignitaries, community leaders and Edmontonians as they come together to inform, empower and inspire our community to stop sexual exploitation.

This week of awareness is organized and hosted by the Sexual Exploitation Working Group.