We lend our voice, time, talent and contributions to the issue of ending violence against women and girls. Human and sex-trafficking is just one of the contributing factors of this issue, and is the cause that resonates for us.
OUR CAUSE ALIGNS WITH THREE
UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
HOW WE HAVE IMPACT
Partnership & Advocacy
The Joy Smith Foundation is Canada’s leading authority on human trafficking prevention, intervention and support for survivors. Over the years, they have helped over 7,000 human trafficking survivors and their families restore their lives by reuniting, healing and integrating back into their communities.
In our partnership with The Joy Smith Foundation, we are committed to lending our voice, time, talent and contributions to bring awareness to the issue and their great work
Working with the Joy Smith Foundation, we will host their instructor-led information sessions for communities across Canada on the issue of human trafficking. Education is our greatest weapon to stop this crime.
We will engage and help educate our team, contractors, faculty, customers, and community on this important issue. And we’re committed to exploring other opportunities in the future.
of the people trafficked are girls and women
are young women aged 18-24
are girls aged 17 and younger
How can a woman be the best version of herself, grow to be a leader or changemaker if her life is abruptly changed at the hands of one who trafficked her, puts her into modern slavery, or other forms of exploitation and abuse?
Human trafficking is not a problem only experienced in other countries, it occurs in Canada and our port cities and communities close to our US borders are active. According to the BC Office for Combating the Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP), the west coast of Canada is both a major transit and a destination point for human trafficking. Our Eastern Canadian cities are no exception.