A dock party and celebrity cycle in cottage country is raising some cash to fight human trafficking. “Commission Yourself” was at Lake Rosseau on Saturday, with a wake-boarding show, 30km bike ride with special guests and live entertainment.
The event raised around $40,000, which will go into the Covenant House; a Toronto based youth-homeless shelter. It runs a $10 million program to stop sex trafficking in Canada. That includes prevention programs, crisis response and research to identify gaps in service.
Event Co-Founder, Genevieve Roch-Decter, says sex trafficking is the most common form of human trafficking. She says 90 per cent of victims are female, and most are Canadian girls ranging from 13 to 17-years-old.
The Covenant House says it costs around $150 a day to provide crisis support for victims.