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Human trafficking - Hand of Person Vulnerable to Modern Slavery Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery in which a person is exploited through forced labour or forced prostitution, by threats of violence, use of force, deception or coercion. Human trafficking exploits vulnerable people and violates human dignity.

God calls us to care for the vulnerable. He commands his people to “seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow” (Isaiah 1:17-18, NRSV). God sees and hears the suffering of the oppressed: “he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted” (Psalm 9:12b NIV).

Each person has human dignity flowing from our creation by God in His image and His love for us. This human dignity compels us to respect and uphold each person’s inherent worth, and to not treat them as objects for our gratification or profit.
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Media releases

EFC Welcomes New Legislation On Prostitution

OTTAWA – The EFC commends the government for taking seriously the task of...

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NGOs Celebrate Anniversary of National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, Call Its Implementation, Enhancement Essential

The Action Plan was launched on June 6, 2012, as a comprehensive blueprint guiding 18...

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Articles

Going back to help others in the sex industry

An interview with Casandra Diamond, founder of BridgeNorth, a charity in York Region...

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Human trafficking in Canada - Watch our April webinar

The issues discussed in our April 26 webinar are still just as urgent. Watch to learn...

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Outgoing letters

Letter on Trade Negotiations to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

As Canada negotiates a new trade agreement with the USA and Mexico, the EFC asks for...

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Re: The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act - A letter to the Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice

It is our firm belief that Canada’s new prostitution laws are a critical...

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Video gallery

Webinar: Human Trafficking in Canada

(40 min, skip ahead to 5:11 min for start) What is the latest on human trafficking in...

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Government

Bill C-75 (2018): On human trafficking, obstructing clergy, child protection, abortion

This bill, if not amended, will send the message that crimes related to human trafficking, assaulting clergy and infanticide are less serious.

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Submission on Human Trafficking in Canada to the Justice Committee (2018)

Calling the government to keep current prostitution laws and renew its Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking. (April 2018)

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Documents

Not So Ancient: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (Fall 2009)

A resource for youth and adults seeking to live out their faith in a tangible and impacting way.

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Selling Ourselves: Prostitution in Canada, Where Are We Headed? (Apr 2010)

EFC report on the link between prostitution laws and human trafficking rates.

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