JSF Educating The Public
Human Trafficking Awareness
Although Human Trafficking has been taking place 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, and 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 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 to and informing groups across the country.
Educational Videos 
The Joy Smith Foundation has recently produced a documentary about human trafficking in Canada, and the work of the foundation to combat it. This authentic documentary, Human Trafficking: Canada's Secret Shame is an excellent educational resource for Canadian families. We have also 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. 

We have presented and educated in locations from coast to coast, including:

  • Halifax & St. John's, NS
  • Miramichi & Fredericton, NB
  • Vancouver, Kamloops, Surrey, Victoria, Fernie, Bowen Island, & Abbotsford, BC
  • Calgary, Edmonton, Carstairs & Okotoks, AB
  • Saskatoon, Regina, & Yorkton, SK
  • Ottawa, London, Toronto, St. Thomas, & Belleville, ON
  • Montreal, QC
  • Winnipeg, Brandon, Crystal City, & Morris, MB
  • And more...