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To most Canadians, human trafficking evokes images of women smuggled from far-off lands or over the border. In reality, it needn’t involve physically moving anyone anywhere – the legal definition is recruiting, harbouring, transporting or controlling the movement of a person for the purpose of exploitation. Most of it is sex trafficking, and it overwhelmingly takes place within Canada’s borders. Of the 330 cases the RCMP has identified, 311 – 94 per cent – are domestic.
— "The Trafficked: How Sex Trafficking Works in Canada" by Tavia Grant of the Globe and Mail

 

 

 

 

 

There is much work to be done to bring hope and restoration to every single person. It is not simply the responsibility of the government, social service agencies,  or even faith communities, it takes all of us. How can we love our neighbor as ourself if we turn the other way and plug our ears to the injustices all around, hoping it will just go away or someone else will help? 

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Did you know that Human Trafficking happens here in Canada?

 

"Human Trafficking" was a term that most of us here at Hope Restored Canada would have been more familiar with hearing associated with NGO's working abroad in foreign countries. We are grateful for those international organizations that have helped educate Canadians on the global epidemic and ways we can help. Many of our team members and volunteers have had direct experience working with outreach and prevention initiatives abroad which have shaped their stories. At the same time, there remains an unsettling reality when we become more aware of the hard facts that our beautiful country of Canada is not exempt.

Our first step in being educated is acknowledging the truth that human trafficking is an international AND domestic epidemic. In particular, sexual trafficking and exploitation exists in our "home and native land..." We need to ask ourselves what OUR part is to fight for the freedom and restoration of all.

As we launched our website this fall in conjunction with hosting the A21 Walk for Freedom, we wanted to provide you with some basic stats, links to resources along with the definition of Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation and the core of Degradation- one of the primary roots of this oppression.  Click here to learn more 

Canada- Did you know?

12 or 13 years old was a common age when young women were forced into the sex trade.
— Nicole Barrett, a human-trafficking expert at the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law

 

Did you know that our young people are vulnerable to being lured into the Sex Trade?

 

Canada’s indigenous population is very small — just 4% of the population — yet more than 50% of all sex trafficking victims in Canada are indigenous. The reasons are complicated and varied but are ultimately rooted in a legacy of poverty, racism and abuse.
— CNN the Freedom Project

 

Did you know the reality of the overrepresentation of Aboriginal Women and Girls being Trafficked and lured into the sex trade in our country?

 

  • To read more of the CNN Article: "Freedom Project:Canada's Stolen Daughters: Sex traffickers Target Indigenous Canadians" click here
  • To read more from the Globe and Mail article: The Trafficked: How Sex Trafficking Works in Canada" click here
  • To read more of this article "25% of Human Trafficking Victims  are minors in Canada" click here

Amidst our steering/research phase, we embarked on a Need and Demand study for transitional housing along with intervention and preventative initiatives. We are called and confident to embark on this journey to join the Global abolition movement right here in Canada. As we launch in 2017 with ways to engage our communities (starting first in Saskatchewan), join us by educating yourselves and become familiar with the issue through our resource section and the many stories we will share in the future. We do this because we believe each and every life is called to have hope and to shed light on a very dark issue in our world, in our nation, in our own back yard.  

You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.
— William Wilberforce