Wheaton Precious Metals: mining industry gives back

by Keith Powell
Children of the Street ad showing repeating image of girl holding sign saying 'People'.

The Children of the Street Society’s mission is to take a proactive approach through public awareness, education and early intervention strategies to prevent the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of children and youth. — Photo courtesy Children of the Street Society

For the seventh year in a row, Wheaton Precious Metals has given $10,000 to support Coquitlam-based Children of the Street Society’s work to prevent all forms of child/youth sexual exploitation.

The Children of the Street Society’s mission is to take a proactive approach through public awareness, education and early intervention strategies to prevent the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of children and youth, while offering support to families.  Their vision is a world where children and youth are safe and free from all forms of sexual exploitation.

Children of the Street Society takes a collaborative and comprehensive approach to preventing the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of children and youth. They offer a variety of preventative programs which engage a diverse range of individuals and groups. The Society’s primary prevention tool is education and awareness workshops – we facilitate over 500 workshops, in approximately 30 B.C. communities, with more than 25,000 participants annually!

Wheaton Precious Metals is the largest silver streaming company in the world. Wheaton is committed to operating as a good corporate citizen and to giving back to the communities where its employees live and do business. The company supports a variety of worthy organizations through charitable donations and sponsorships, both in Canada and abroad.

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