Welcome to Neighbours Friends and Families

Neighbours, Friends and Families is a public education campaign to raise awareness of the signs of woman abuse so that those close to an at-risk woman
or an abusive man can help. It engages the power of everyday relationships to
help keep women and their children safe. 

Research Briefs

Neighbours, Friends and Family research briefs aim to educate and inform others about gender-based violence and abuse against women. The reports will be easily available online and written in clear language that ensures they are accessible to the general public. Our aim is to both educate and inspire action so that readers understand we all have a role to play in ending violence against women. View briefs here.

Neighbours, Friends & Families Blog

Human Trafficking - A Canadian Issue

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Many Canadians believe that human trafficking is mainly an international issue. Yet, trafficking is a major concern right here in Canada. The vast majority of trafficking cases that occur in Canada are domestic. In Ontario, where the highest number of trafficking cases occur, at least 63% of those trafficked were Canadian citizens. While human trafficking can occur in a variety of ways, all of it is done through the use of control, threats and/or violence in order to exploit another being for financial gain. In Canada, around 70% of human trafficking cases are committed for the purpose of sexual exploitation.  

 
 

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