sexual exploitation


“Live Your Purpose”: Saying Farewell to Another Group of Transitions Graduates

“Honour your values and live your purpose.” – Transitions participant speaking at the women’s graduation ceremony June was a bittersweet month for DECSA staff, as we sent off yet another group of successful Transitions graduates. As always, we said good-bye with ceremony, handing out certificates and good-luck wishes. This time […]


Don't Forget the Men: Supporting Male Victims of Sexual Exploitation

Whom do you picture when you hear the words “sexual exploitation?” How about “human trafficking?” “Prostitution?” Research suggests you’re probably picturing a woman, as this is the image associated most strongly and persistently with victims of sexual exploitation. The media have been instrumental in perpetuating this stereotype, even though it […]


Transitions Graduation & Beatrix's Story

This week, another class of participants graduated from our Transitions program, which is for males and females (including transgendered individuals) who have experienced sexual exploitation or been involved in the sex trade. Participants receive pre-employment and life management skills with the goal of moving into mainstream employment or education. The program includes financial […]

Beatrix at the Transitions graduation

Video: Patti Shares Her Transitions Story

Have you ever wondered what our Transitions program is all about? Watch our new video below to see Patti share her Transitions story and explain the program. Click here for more info. To enroll in the Transitions program, you do not need a referral. Call us at (780) 474-2500 or visit us at […]


Transitions Graduation & Mina's Story

Last week, another class of DECSA clients graduated from our Transitions program, which is for males and females (including transgendered individuals) who have experienced sexual exploitation. Clients receive pre-employment and life management skills with the goal of moving into mainstream employment or education. The cake is cut as Transitions clients […]