Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 7:00 p.m. – Friday, May 7th, 2021 5:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB

We are evaluating alternative plans for hosting CSES in light of COVID-19. We will have an update posted here near the end of August.

# CSES: Disrupt Demand

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.

We are looking for speakers!


The Canadian Sexual Exploitation Summit brings more than 50 expert speakers who will present the latest research, innovative strategies, and lessons helpful to leaders from every sector. Check back regularly to see the speaker list.

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The Details


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Please check back for a more detailed schedule. Events will begin at 7:00 p.m. on May 5, 2021 with a reception and networking.  The opening session will begin at 9:00 a.m. on May 6, 2021 will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2021

CSES kicks off with a made-in-Winnipeg reception where you can network and explore the over 20 exhibitors from across Canada.  There will be appetizers and a cash bar available.  At 8:30 p.m. there will be a meet-up for millennials, led by a law student passionate about the issue of sexual exploitation.

A special survivor banquet is being planned by survivors for survivors on May 5, 2021 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Law enforcement training for attorneys, judges and police, will be held on May 5, 2021. (invite only) | More Info

Transportation Sector Training for truck drivers, taxi drivers and bus driver, will be held on May 5, 2021. (invite only)

Training for Law Enforcement

The training will equip law enforcement personnel (attorneys, police officers, judges and lawyers) with a deeper understanding of the impact of sexual exploitation (prostitution). The training is based on 20 years of experience with the Prostitution Offender Program in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We will highlight how the justice system together with community agencies needs to respond to sexual exploitation by focussing on the demand side of paid sex. We will explore: the reasons of why men buy sex, the legal provisions in the Criminal Code of Canada about prostitution, enforcement strategies against demand, and the connection between the sex industry and missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.  We will also share powerful testimonies of women who have lived through sexual exploitation, abuse and trauma and how they are using their voices to educate sex buyers about the harms of this industry.

Organizing team:

The training is organized through collaboration between the Salvation Army Correctional and Justice Services Winnipeg, Manitoba Justice Prosecution Services, Winnipeg Police Services and other community agencies.

Cost:  $30 includes lunch and coffee


Radisson Hotel  
Address: 288 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B8
Phone: Call the Radisson hotel directly at 204-956-0410 or call 1-888-333-3333 , and ask for the Canadian Sexual Exploitation Summit.

Rooms will be available for $144/night. Check back soon for the link to reserve your room.

An online booking link will be available May 1, 2020.


By Plane:

Winnipeg International Airport (YWG)is 8 km from the hotel and includes a complimentary airport shuttle to and from the hotel location if reserved ahead.

By Train:

Winnipeg VIA Rail Station
123 Main Street, #146
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1A3, Canada

* The train station is located 1 km from the Radisson Hotel.


Winnipeg average May temperatures are highs of 17C (62F) and lows of 3C (37F)

Tourism in Winnipeg

If you fly in early on May 5, 2021 we invite you to enjoy some of the following Winnipeg tourist attractions at a reduced rate as a CSES delegate.  These same options will be available to you on May 8, 2021 if you can stay longer.


Register Today!

Please contact or 416-674-7878 ext 246 with any questions.

The CSES is open to the press. Email

Early Bird Registration Ends March 1, 2021

Attention: Survivors apply for subsidy!

Please note that ALL general registration tickets include the Thursday Evening Awards Dinner Banquet.

Please review our General Policy for attending the CSES here.


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.