Covenant House

Creating a Haven for Young Trafficking Victims in Toronto

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada
Kevin M. Ryan

We at Covenant House worked closely with the two young survivors at the heart of Toronto's first criminal prosecution to lead to a sex trafficking con...

Top Toronto Execs Spend Night On Streets To Raise Money For Homeless

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Seventy-one business and community leaders in Toronto braved a wind chill of minus-18 overnight to sleep on the street to raise money for ho...

Legalizing Prostitution Doesn't Help Sex-Trafficked Youth

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Kevin M. Ryan

For vulnerable Canadian young people ensnared in the sex trade, this morning's Supreme Court decision to allow legal prostitution is distressing. We at Covenant House, the largest agency serving homeless, runaway and trafficked youth in the Americas, believe it could result in an escalation of child prostitution and human trafficking, as it has in other countries where the sex trade is legal. Those of us whose primary concern is the protection of the young will be closely monitoring how the government proposes to implement and regulate prostitution.

CEOs, Celebs Spend Night On The Street To Support Youth Shelter

CP | Diana Hall, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - Some hardy CEOs and other notable figures traded in their comfy beds for sleeping bags on pavement overnight to raise awareness about homele...