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Prostitution - City streets where prostitution is last resort

People often enter into prostitution as a last resort. Prostitution treats people as sexual property that can be bought and sold, and violates human dignity. Prostitution is exploitation, and a form of violence, abuse and control of vulnerable women, children and men.

God calls His people to be compassionate because he has been compassionate to us. In the Old Testament, this is evident in the call to care for the poor, the widow and the orphan. In the New Testament, Jesus calls us to love our neighbours as ourselves.

Human dignity flows from God’s creation of us in His image and His love for us. This compels us to respect and uphold each person’s inherent worth, and to not treat them as objects for our gratification.

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Media releases

Billboard Campaign: Buying Sex Is a Crime

The Buying Sex Is a Crime Campaign is supported by a wide range of groups across the...

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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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Articles

Three questions about the Buying Sex billboards

A billboard campaign is reminding Canadians that "Buying sex is a crime." Why...

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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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Outgoing letters

EFC letter to Public Safety Minister on pardons for prostitution-related offences

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recommitted to finding solutions that...

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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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Court cases

Attorney General of Canada v. Bedford

People often enter into prostitution as a last resort. Prostitution treats people as sexual property that can be bought and sold, and violates human dignity.

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Video gallery

Prostitution Law Reform

(2 min 28 sec) In September 2010, Justice Susan Himel of the Ontario Superior Court...

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Government

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

Bill C-36: An Act to Amend the Criminal Code in response to the SCC decision in Bedford case and to make consequential amendments to other acts

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Bill C-310 (2012): Trafficking in persons

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

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Documents

Prostitution in Canada: Towards an Evangelical Response (May 1996)

The Social Action Commission of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Discussion Paper of prostitution in Canada

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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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