Anti-Human Sex Trafficking Project


Introduction Project ONroute Join Us - July 30 Our Hope Donations/Partners Faceless Rag Doll Initiative  Social Media Project Team Photo Gallery


The BPW Ontario District Directors are developing an Anti-Human Sex Trafficking Project for the province of Ontario. GoalTo increase public awareness of this issue specifically as it relates to girls under the age of 18. 

At the 2018 BPW Ontario Conference, Heather Ellis, BPW Ontario First Vice-President and BPW Ontario Resolutions/By-Laws Chair, introduced the project to the BPW Ontario members. She also introduced Kelly Franklin Executive Director of Farmtown Canada and Courage For Freedom also a BPW London member. Kelly shared with the BPW Ontario members the work she and others are doing to serve girls who have been trafficked in the sex trade. Courage For Freedom will be leading this project with BPW Ontario.

Project ONroute

The campaign launch date was February 22 (Canada’s Human Trafficking Awareness Day) and concludes July 30 (World Day Against Trafficking in Persons).

The awareness campaign will engage Ontarians using the 400 series highway ONroute Service Centres by providing over 2 million media awareness impressions at all 20 Centres across Ontario during the month of July 2019.

The campaign will involve:

  1. Positive messages to travelers about human trafficking and include a number to call if they should suspect an individual being trafficked along this highly used corridor.
  2. Messages to those being trafficked that there are people in Ontario who care about and will help them and the numbers to call for help. 

BPWO Members & ProjectONroute Photo Gallery

Join Us: Campaign Finale Celebration July 30th 

This is an open invitation for you, your family, friends, colleagues and co-workers to attend and celebrate the campaign finale at a local ONroute location July 30th 9:20 am sharp (please RSVP!).

RSVP to Celebrate Project ONroute Campaign Finale - July 30th.

Join together and take photos, and meet others who are concerned and taking action to share information and knowledge about human sex trafficking safety.

BPW Ontario

Our Hope

Our hope that by raising awareness we directly help trafficked individuals by Ontarians reporting potential criminal activity. We hope this potentially increased reporting will lead to arrests of traffickers. We also hope that by raising awareness,  young women and their families will become more cautious and send a message to traffickers that Ontarians will not tolerate this immoral criminal behaviour.


How to Partner/Donate

We are looking for partners to assist in making this campaign a reality. This project will raise the profile of donors as an institution or person that contributes to a greater awareness of social issues affecting all individuals. In addition, the institution or person will be seen as a progressive and an advocate for vulnerable individuals.

Donations to the project can be completed via e-transfer, cheque or credit card. Click here for complete donation instructions.

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The Faceless Rag Doll Initiative 

The Faceless Rag Doll Initiative was presented at the Conference. This Initiative, will allow police to include the faceless rag dolls in the backpacks the girls receive when they are served (this term replaces "rescued" as the girls prefer the term "served'). The doll is something the girls can keep. Each club was given a rag doll at the conference to take back to their members and introduce the Anti-Human Sex Trafficking Project.

Social Media

Follow the Project ONroute on social media:

@projectonroute @courageforfreedom @bpwontario 


The Project Chair & Lead

Project Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., BPW Trenton & District member and BPW Ontario First Vice-President, Resolutions/By-Laws Chair

Project Lead: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., BPW London member and Executive Director, Farmtown Canada/Courage For Freedom

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Provincial & National BPW Resolutions

Equal Pay Day ON

#EqualPayDay in Ontario was
April 9, 2019

Take Action Against Gender Wage Theft!

The close to 30% gender wage gap in Ontario is one of the largest in the world! Pay discrimination is not limited to one career or demographic, it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels – regardless of their family decisions.

0% Gap by 2025

Click here to learn about how you can make the difference and spread the word.


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