Highlights / exploitation


Human trafficking survivors tell their stories

The Canadian government has launched cross-country hearings into the exploitation of people for sex work, forced labour and domestic slavery. The government agency, Statistics Canada found that between 2009 and 2014, there were 396 victims of human trafficking reported to »

Economy, Health, International

Oxfam decries exploitation of hotel housekeepers

The charity Oxfam Canada set up a bed in downtown Toronto to illustrate the exploitation of female hotel housekeepers. A report it issued today features interviews with current and former employees of hotels in Canada, the Dominican Republic and Thailand. »


Canadians urged to fight sexual exploitation of children

For the fifth year in a row, a national charity is urging Canadians to report the online sexual exploitation of children or any behaviour they find to be suspicious. Cybertip.ca gets an average of 3,300 reports each month. Since its »

Economy, Politics, Society

Advocates reject plan for unpaid internships

It’s estimated there are 300,000 internships either paid or unpaid in Canada in any given year. These are short-term positions sometimes offered during a course of studies or after a student has graduated. In Canada, each province regulates its own »