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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

New Prostitution Laws: Celebrating a Milestone in the Fight Against Exploitation

Saturday, December 6 was a historic day for Canada, and a day of deep personal...

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“Attention all bad bitches, working girls, escorts, strippers” – a prostitution reality

We’re now less than 24 hours before the Supreme Court of Canada is set...

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Outgoing letters

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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Government

Bill C-36 (2014): Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act

Resources Video of presentation to the Senate committee (or search the CPAC...

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Bill C-310 (2012): Trafficking in persons

PDF DownloadBill C-310 (2012): An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Trafficking...

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Documents

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

Read the complete resource as a PDF download.A resource for youth and adults seeking to...

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Seeking Justice, Rescuing the Enslaved (October 2011)

You can read the complete report as a PDF download.Seeking Justice, Rescuing the...

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