Foundation
JSF Educating The Public
Human Trafficking Awareness
 
Although Human Trafficking has been in Canada for decades, awareness of the issue has only been building during recent years.  Educating the public is a mandate of the Joy Smith Foundation.  Awareness is a primary weapon in the fight against human traffickers.  We have unfortunately heard from victims and parents of victims that they were simply unaware that they or their children could be at risk of trafficking here in Canada.
 
Through education, we can keep ourselves and especially our children safe from predators. 
 
The Joy Smith Foundation has recently been developing an in-school program to help educate our youth and parents on how to protect themselves against predators, how to recognize the signs of grooming and how to report.  The emotional and societal costs of human trafficking are enormous; our best hope is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
 
For this reason, Joy Smith Foundation representatives are constantly on the road presenting and informing to groups across the country.
 
We have worked in partnership with Public Inc. to develop a short video that will help to build public awareness that trafficking indeed happens here in Canada.  To see the video, please click here.

 
Some of the locations where we have educated are:
  • Halifax
  • St.John’s
  • Fredericton
  • Vancouver
  • Kamloops
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Saskatoon
  • Regina
  • Ottawa
  • Montreal
  • Winnipeg
  • Brandon
  • Crystal City
  • Bowen Island
  • Belleville
  • Toronto
  • And more
 
The Joy Smith Foundation:
  • Provides resources to people who contact us with questions regarding human trafficking.
  • Updates a list of human trafficking resources regularly on its website.  To see a list of these resources, please click here.
  • Maintains a current list of Canadian human trafficking cases and news on its website.  To see these news items, please click here.