Pledge your support to end child trafficking
Child victims of trafficking are recruited, transported, transferred, harbored or received for the purpose of exploitation. Putting a stop to all forms of child trafficking is critical to UNICEF's work.
Child trafficking in Canada
Trafficking is not just a problem that happens to people in other countries. Canada is a source and transit country, and is also considered a destination point for victims of child trafficking and exploitation. Trafficking can happen to children and adults regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic background, education, gender, age or citizenship.
UNICEF's child protection work
- Helping to provide a living wage for parents so that their children do not have to work to support the family and can attend school instead;
- Advocating to governments and other partners to develop laws and strengthen child protection systems to prevent and respond to violence, exploitation and abuse;
- Working with communities and faith-based organizations to change harmful societal norms that make children more vulnerable to exploitation; and
- Supporting the training of professionals working with children including social workers, health workers and police and border officials to help stop trafficking.