Family Support Group

Watching the damage that happens to your loved one as a result of commercial sexual exploitation is heartbreaking for family members. Rising Angels facilitates a Family Support Group in Brampton, Ontario, held every other Wednesday evening. The group is a safe place for families to deal with their own difficulties arising from this issue. If your adult age or minor loved one is, or has been, trafficked/prostituted, you are welcome to attend. Please email us at for more information and to obtain dates and times of upcoming meetings.


High Tea

Save the Date!

Dates will be Sat May 26 and Sun May 27 with one seating each day. This year it will be held at North Bramalea United Church in Brampton. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will go on sale in April. Keep checking back!


She’s Priceless

Human trafficking is a deplorable crime as well as a human rights violation that robs the safety, livelihood and dignity of those who are exploited and abused. Because survivors are controlled mentally, physically and emotionally by traffickers, it is difficult for them to leave and find help. Those who do find a way out often need support in a range of areas, such as trauma counseling, addictions recovery, job training and more.

“She’s Priceless” is an event being held in Toronto Apr 24 to raise awareness, & raise funds to help support these survivors.

This is a Gala event at The Citizen Restaurant & Bar 522 King St. W. Toronto. Tues. Apr 24 at 6:30 pm. Tickets $100 includes 2 drinks, hors d’oeuvres and food stations. There is also a Silent Auction.

For more info, or to buy tickets visit their website:


Mending Broken Wings Training Days

Mending Broken Wings Training Day

Understanding the Realities of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and the Traumas Involved

(Keep Checking Back as we will be Announcing More Training Days Throughout 2018!)

What attendees of “Mending Broken Wings” are saying:

“1st hand knowledge of the needs of actual survivors”

“content was excellent”

“Information invaluable – will make us better at what we do”

“This is the 4th HT training I have attended and it is by far the best”

Friday November 3 2017
Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West/Mississauga
1870 Matheson Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 0B3
Cost: $60
Registration opens at 8:15, Training is from 9am to 4:30 pm
Register below by October 31st

If you may come in contact with females who are commercially sexually exploited this training day is for you!

At this full day workshop you will:
-Hear from survivors of commercial sexual exploitation
-Understand how traffickers manipulate women’s vulnerabilities
-Learn how to recognise signs that a woman is being exploited
-Learn how to approach a woman you believe is being exploited
-Understand how her experiences and trauma have affected her
-Become informed so you can best support a survivor
-Help her plan for a future
-Receive a copy of the Mending Broken Wings training manual

Guest Speakers:

Casandra Diamond

Casandra Diamond is the founding director of BridgeNorth Women’s Mentorship & Advocacy Services; a survivor led charitable organization that seeks to restore the inherent dignity and value of those who have experienced sexual exploitation through prevention strategies, exit strategies, safety planning, and advocacy. Casandra worked with the Justice and Human Rights and the Senate Committees studying our current law known as the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act. She has spoken at numerous events and is the recipient of the 2017 Ministry of Attorney General’s Victim Services Award of Distinction.

Markie Dell

As a survivor of Human Trafficking, Miss Dell has worked very hard to get her life back. She now speaks and grants media interviews to bring awareness around the realities of this horrendous crime. Miss Dell volunteers with Rising Angels; she has also received a certificate in sexual violence and has become a registered yoga instructor. Come hear her share about the trauma that made her vulnerable to traffickers and the hell she has had to go through to regain a degree of normal in her life.



Liz McDonald-Klavet

Ms. Klavet shares her story of life as the mother of a daughter that was Human Trafficked. Liz will explain how this crime doesn’t just affect the victim but also the family; how Human Trafficking and prostitution affects everyone involved with the victim. Listen as Ms. Klavet reveals her journey of heartbreak as she has walked with her daughter and her siblings.




Katarina MacLeod

Katarina MacLeod is a survivor of exploitation, sexual & physical abuse, drug addiction, kidnapping, and domestic prostitution and trafficking. In 2008, she finally escaped ‘the game’ and now works to raise awareness regarding the truth behind this industry, as well as walk alongside women who, like her, want to start over and realize they cannot do it on their own. Katarina has obtained a diploma in Addictions and Community Service, a certificate in Sexual Violence, and a Level 1 certificate in Trauma Counselling for Front Line Workers. She is a mother to 4 children and living proof of a life restored.






Funding to combat sex trafficking in Ontario lags behind other provinces | Toronto Star

A lack of funding means the province has no safe houses for victims of sex trafficking, forcing them to be flown to B.C. to escape a system that’s currently destroying the lives of thousands of young Canadian girls.

Source: Funding to combat sex trafficking in Ontario lags behind other provinces | Toronto Star