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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

Anti-trafficking ministry in Ethiopia points to Book of Ruth

To reduce human trafficking in Ethiopia, a Canadian-supported ministry educates the...

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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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Outgoing letters

Letter to the new Minister of Justice David Lametti

This EFC letter to the new Justice Minister urges him to keep the limits on Medical...

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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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Court cases

Attorney General of Canada v. Bedford [2013]

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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Government

Bill C-75 (2018-2019): On human trafficking, obstructing clergy, child protection, abortion

The EFC addressed a Senate committee May 8 over concerns this bill sends 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

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

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Out of Business: Prostitution in Canada - Putting an End to Demand

The EFC released a comprehensive report proposing reform to Canada’s prostitution laws.

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