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Canadian Sexual Exploitation Summit 2023

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The 2023 Canadian Sexual Exploitation Summit is a free online conference happening May 3-5.

CSES brings together more than 50 expert speakers who will present the latest research, innovative strategies, and lessons helpful to leaders from every sector.

A free individual registration will give you access to dozens of speakers and sessions on May 4-5.

On May 3rd we're offering special training sessions on sexual exploitation geared specifically towards those working in the Health Care and Education sectors. You can register for one or both of these sessions in addition to registering for the main summit on May 4-5.

May 3 will also be a special day for youth. Details to follow!


Why do we need a Canadian Sexual Exploitation Summit?

To unite organizations and individuals in Canada fighting sexual exploitation.
To create an opportunity for networking and strategizing.
To fuel a movement towards collective action and ground-breaking strategies against sexual exploitation in Canada.

Interested in being a speaker on May 4-5, 2023?

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May 3, Youth Day for Teens Age 14-18

OneChild’s youth empowerment team is planning a day for teens to learn more about the realities of child sexual exploitation and how to bring about change on this issue in their schools, communities and country. Schools, organizations and churches can host the virtual event for your teens. More information coming soon.


Survivor Event

A special digital event including dinner is being planned for survivors on May 3.  Survivor tickets to the Summit include this digital dinner event.

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Sector Training

These training sessions are designed to educate and equip those in the Health Care and Education sectors to identify and fight sexual exploitation in their fields.



May 3rd
8:30am-12:00pm CST



Title: The Modern Day Predator: Online and In Person Sexual Exploitation
Speaker: Tiana Sharifi
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Health Care

May 3rd
12:30-4:30pm CST



Title: Human Trafficking and Healthcare
Speakers: Tara Wilkie RN, BSN, SANE-A & Tara Leach MScN, PHC-NP, SANE-A, CPMHC(C)
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The Best Kept Secret: Child-on Child Sexual Assault is Exploding
Speaker: Heidi Olson, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-P
Organization Website:



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Please review our General Policy for attending the CSES here.


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The CSES Code of Conduct

Those attending the CSES understand that they do so in a spirit of open-mindedness, respect and tolerance. Defend Dignity (dD) does not tolerate harassment in any form. Participants agree to respect confidentiality and understand that the atmosphere at the CSES is appropriate for high-level relationship building and strategy development in growing the movement to end sexual exploitation. dD reserves the right to sanction or expel conference participants who violate these rules.