Community Action Teams (CATs)

CATs are groups of service providers and community partners who are working to develop local strategies to address prostitution and sexual exploitation. While working towards the goal of eliminating the exploitation of children and youth through prostitution, CATs also focus on harm reduction and improving the working and living conditions for adult prostitutes. Activities include prevention and education, service coordination and legal/enforcement approaches.

Community Action Teams are comprised of service providers such as police, social workers, and health professionals; representatives from municipal and provincial governments; educators and school administrators; parents; youth; and non-profit agencies.

Abbotsford Community Action Team Contact: Sheila Lum Phone: 604 556-4619 Email:

Burnaby-New Westminster Task Force on Sexually Exploited At-Risk Youth
Contact: Carla Schuk
Phone: 604 294-7299

Campbell River Sexual Exploitation Action Team
Contact: Valery Puetz
Phone: 250 287-7384

Chilliwack Community Action Team
Contact: Dani Wall & Kaleigh Roberts
Phone: 604 702-2904

Clearwater Community Action Team
Contact: Melanie Williams

Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam/Port Moody Community Action Team
Contact: Diane Sowden
Phone: 604 777-7510 or 1-877-551-6611

Courtenay (CASEY) Community Action Team
Contact: Alexis Forbes

Langley - End Exploitation Contact: Danny Ferguson Phone: 604 968-1812 Email:

Nanaimo Community Action Team Contact: Nicole or Rhonda Phone: 1-855-406-8034 Email:

Prince George CASEY (Community Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth)
Contact: Terri Norum
Phone: 250 614-2686

Ridge Meadows Community Action Team
Contact: Wilf Leung

Squamish SAFFE Community Action Team
Contact: Andrea Sentesy
Phone: 604 892-5748

Surrey SEY Outreach Program Contact: Leanne Atkinson Phone: 604 587-8120 Email:

Vancouver Community Action Team
Contact: Camila Jimenez
Phone: 604 708-2647

Victoria Capital Region Action Team
Contact: Bill McElroy
Phone: 250 920-5297