With your support, we can take money out of the pockets of traffickers and invest in the future of Canada’s vulnerable young people.
We rely on the support of our donors to do the important work we are doing everyday to stop human trafficking here in Canada. With your support, we can continue to expand the reach of our education programs to prevent human trafficking from happening in the first place, and provide funding to frontline NGOs that rescue and rehabilitate victims.
You can donate securely online through our website.
Or mail a cheque made payable to The Joy Smith Foundation Inc. to:
The Joy Smith Foundation
D-2141 Henderson Hwy
Winnipeg, MB R2G 1P8
All donations over $20 will be fully tax receipted.
Thank-you for your contribution!
The Joy Smith Foundation Inc. is a Registered Charity #801652314RR0001
Your Donation Will Help Support…
$650 can pay for the development and design of student, teacher or parent manuals
$2500 can pay for a three day seminar tour, with travel, informing over a thousand people on the risks and signs of human trafficking
$50 000 can pay for the development and implementation of an interdisciplinary Human Trafficking Awareness School Program for junior high and high school aged students that will reach vulnerable youth and their guardians in participating schools across the country. The program will make whole communities safer. This program includes:
- Grade specific learning modules for students
- Professional development – human trafficking teaching modules for teachers
- Information kits for parents
- This estimation includes print costs to launch to an initial estimated 1300 students, parents and teachers
Rescue & Rehabilitation
$55 can provide trauma-informed programming, food and shelter for a trafficking victim for one day
$2000 can take a victim and a trained support worker from one province and establish her in a safe-house in another province
$5000 can provide trauma informed programming, food, and shelter for a victim of human trafficking for three months
Estimation suggests that the societal costs of rehabilitation can cost upwards of $800 000, when taking into account physical abuse requiring medical care, sexually transmitted diseases, pressured drug use treatment, social services utilization, justice system utilization, and ongoing lifelong care related to the trafficking.
The cost to the victim is harder to measure. It can take many years to heal from the physical, mental and spiritual pain, and restoring trust and relationships can be difficult. Preventing even one victim from getting trafficked has a huge impact.
All of our projects are personally overseen by Joy Smith and carefully monitored by our Board of Directors. Joy Smith does not receive any remuneration from the Joy Smith Foundation. We report back to our donors regularly through our website, our newsletters and on social media. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see your donations in action!
The Joy Smith Foundation Inc. was launched on October 27, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario. Within just three months, we presented our first cheque to a registered non-Governmental Organization focused on rehabilitating victims of human trafficking.
Our corporate headquarters are in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Our Board Members determine the allocation of funds to Canadian registered, non-governmental organizations.