The Sexual Exploitation Working Group (SEWG)

A leadership group working collaboratively to create awareness of sexual exploitation & sex trafficking and its causes and impacts.

The SEWG is a collaborative of community partners, law enforcement, municipal and provincial government, and REACH Edmonton which work to:

  • Facilitate information sharing regarding prostitution and sexual exploitation & sex trafficking concerns; be a conduit for public education

  • Raise awareness of contributing factors and support community and political response in addressing them

  • Identify and work with new partners and community stakeholders as needed

The group is concerned for those who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation & sex trafficking due to age, financial desperation, migration, homelessness, prior childhood abuse or neglect, mental or physical health conditions, intergenerational trauma or any other circumstance that contributes to vulnerability.

The group coordinates an annual Sexual Exploitation Week of Awareness (SEWA) in Edmonton. The goal of this week is to raise awareness and educate the public about sexual exploitation & sex trafficking.

Visit the SEWG website for more information.