How we do good

We do good by giving voice, vision and heart to the issue
of ending human trafficking in Canada

When doing research about global issues faced by women and girls here in Canada, I discovered two areas that shocked me: human trafficking occurs in our own country, and we have communities that don’t have safe clean drinking water. In Canada … are you kidding?  For now, we’re focusing on one issue – ending Human Trafficking.

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

 

Goal 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
Business 4 Social Good Mandala
Contribution

For every student enrollment in our Social Good Academy course, we donate 5% to the Joy Smith Foundation and their National Human Trafficking Education Centre.

Advocacy

In our relationship with The Joy Smith Foundation, we are committed to lending our voice, vision and heart to bring awareness to the great work they are doing with prevention, intervention and support for survivors. This is a 100% preventable crime. Education and awareness can be the one thing that prevents young girls and boys from being trafficked.

 

Business 4 Social Good Mandala
Education

Working with the Joy Smith Foundation, we will host instructor-led information sessions for communities across Canada on the issue of human trafficking. Education is our best weapon to stop this. In doing so, we will help educate our team, contractors, faculty, customers, and community on this important issue. And we’re committed to exploring other opportunities in the future.

THE DATA

%

of the people trafficked are girls and women

%

are girls aged 17 and younger

%

young women aged 18-24

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.