Cheryl Hickey speaks out about the reality of sex trafficking in Toronto


On Giving Tuesday, Boost CYAC and our supporters will be filling cracks in the ground so that no child falls through the cracks.

The #RedSandProject is a visual demonstration of what can happen to the most vulnerable members of our community – our children. Child abuse affects thousands of children in our city every year, yet so often it is not recognized or reported by those around the child. Everybody in our community has a moral and legal responsibility to report any suspicion of child maltreatment. If an individual does not report their concern, that child has fallen through a crack.


Boost CYAC, Toronto’s only Child & Youth Advocacy Centre responds to sexual offenses, the most severe physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and family violence. In fact, more than 2200 investigations have been conducted at Boost CYAC in the last three years. We brings all professionals involved in child abuse cases under one roof, for a coordinated, interdisciplinary response to children, youth and their families. Our partners include police, child protection, members of the justice system, crisis/counselling services, medical professionals, and educators.

Don’t forget to watch @BoostForKids on Facebook and Twitter to see our Red Sand photos.


Text “Boost” to 45678 to donate $5 or $25 today

The #RedSandProject is a movement that started in New York to bring awareness to marginalized populations that have fallen through the cracks of our society.