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

The EFC welcomes court decision reaffirming prostitution law

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has found, in a decision released Sept. 18, 2023,...

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EFC Welcomes New Legislation On Prostitution

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

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The EFC and allies applaud court decision on prostitution laws

A national working group of survivors of prostitution, service providers and advocates,...

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Why the prostitution laws are essential, part 2: Sex trafficking increases with decriminalization

When laws prohibiting sex buying and pimping are removed, the sex industry expands, and...

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Outgoing letters

Letter on PCEPA prostitution law to justice minister

The EFC applauds the federal government’s defence of the Protection of...

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Letter on Human Trafficking Provision in Bill C-5 to Minister of Justice

Bill C-5 would change the Criminal Code to repeal mandatory minimum sentences...

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Bill S-263: A permanent national strategy to combat human trafficking

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Bill S-224: Definition of human trafficking

The EFC is monitoring the definition of human trafficking proposed in this bill.

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Seeking Justice, Rescuing the Enslaved

Seeking Justice, Rescuing the Enslaved: Recommendations for a National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking.

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Selling Ourselves: Prostitution in Canada, Where Are We Headed?

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

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