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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

EFC Welcomes New Legislation On Prostitution

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

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The EFC Encourages Participation In Consultation On Prostitution Laws

OTTAWA – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) is urging Canadian...

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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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Evangelicals are a convenient target in the prostitution debate

Much attention is being paid to the role of Evangelical Christian voices — ...

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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

Case SummaryIn September 2010, Justice Susan Himel of the Ontario Superior Court...

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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

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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OUT OF BUSINESS: Prostitution in Canada - Putting an End to Demand (Dec 2013)

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) released a comprehensive report proposing...

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