Give it the Boot- Recap

Give it the Boot- Recap

 We were encouraged to see many faces out on Sunday to support Hope Restored Canada and stand with us as we work to eradicate sex trafficking in Canada. Here are some photo highlights of the event:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos compliments of Stacy Leigh Photographry

As we reflect back on the event this week,

You're Not Alone

You're Not Alone

What is a "John"? How do they get there? 

Albert Brown has led over 88 "John Schools" in Saskatoon, SK thus far. He shares candidly of the story that drew him into the restorative justice movement addressing sex trafficking.

Little attention is given in the abolition world to address the buyers of sex. In Canada, buying sex is a crime as we've adopted a form of the "Nordic Model".  As we seek to bring hope and restoration to trafficked victims and seek to prevent sexual exploitation from happening in the first place...Hope Restored Canada helps to shed a light the other side of sexual exploitation. If there wasn't the demand for paid sex, we wouldn't have the worldwide epidemic of sex trafficking grow as rampant as it has over the generations.  

Hope Amidst the Darkness

Hope Amidst the Darkness

Ed Smith speaks about the joys of family and affirms our vision and mission as we address sexual exploitation in Canada. He shares candidly of his families personal tragic story of loosing their daughter Cheri to the streets of prostitution and how control and manipulation of varying degrees are present in all forms of trafficking. Victims of sex trafficking are often blinded to the signs of being sexually exploited and trafficked. Pimps prey on their vulnerabilities.

We are so honored to have Ed and Linda Smith as two of our founding members as we launched HRC membership in 2017. They've been a part of our beginning stages in forming our vision and mission and are prime examples of how we can hold on to hope amidst the darkness. Good can come from tragedy.

Awareness Leads to Action

Education is the first step in eradicating sexual exploitation and trafficking. Hope Restored Canada member Cassie shares a glimpse of her experiences traveling internationally and being awakened to the travesty of women young and old being sexually exploited and trafficked. She then went on to receive her bachelor of social work with an added emphasis in studying this area of injustice. Now an outreach worker, she has first-hand experience with the enormous complexity of the issue both here in Canada and abroad.

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