The average age of entry into the sex trade in Canada is 12-13 years of age…
…You can make a difference! By volunteering your time for the Joy Smith Foundation, you are becoming part of the fight to end human trafficking in Canada. We need volunteers with all levels of experience!
The Joy Smith Foundation puts on a variety of events throughout the year to raise awareness of human trafficking and to raise funds to support Survivors. We need volunteers to look after the table and the sale of our products at our events and Joy Smith’s many speaking engagements.
Ride for Refuge
Our next big event is the Ride for Refuge on October 3, 2020. This is our largest annual fundraiser, and we’re looking for Team Captains and participants to Ride and Walk anywhere in Canada in support of JSF! Learn More
We believe the most effective way to suppress human trafficking is through advocacy and raising awareness. One of the best ways to get the word out and educate others is to organize a screening of our documentary in your community. Screenings have already been held in cities and towns in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta! Get in touch with us if you would like to request a speaker for a Q&A session following the screening.
We are now looking for volunteers to present in schools about human trafficking using our educational materials. We believe that human trafficking in Canada can best be suppressed through education and prevention.
If you are a parent or teacher and would like human trafficking awareness to be part of your/your child’s curriculum, order our Educational Resource. We recommend that the documentary be shown first, and then proceed to the six part presentation.
If you would like a JSF representative to come to your classroom to lead a workshop or to speak to the student body about human trafficking in Canada, you can request a speaker. Please note that depending on the distance our representatives must travel to your school, we ask that travel expenses be covered.
Human Trafficking in Canada: Educational Resource, Grades 8-12
Everyday our youth are being lured into the sex trade by traffickers who gain their trust. This school program will equip students in grades 8-12 with the knowledge they need to protect themselves from predators.
Students will learn how to recognize the signs of grooming, and that the blame and shame rests on the predators alone. Students will learn about Canada’s history of fighting slavery and about the laws that are in place today to protect victims.
Part 1: Survivors Speak Out
Part 2: From Past to Present
Part 3: Human Trafficking Today in Canada
Part 4: How to Recognize & Report Human Trafficking
Part 5: Getting to Know the Joy Smith Foundation
Part 6: Starting the Conversation
Human Trafficking: Canada’s Secret Shame
In 2017 we produced a documentary about human trafficking today in Canada, and the work of the Foundation and others to suppress it. It is an authentic story told by experts across Canada. Directors of leading NGOs speak about rescuing and rehabilitating survivors. A police officer talks about taking down trafficking rings and bringing perpetrators to justice. A reformed trafficker tells how he lured young girls into the sex trade. A parent whose daughter was trafficked recalls the heart wrenching agony of what he and his family went through. A survivor of human trafficking tells her story. Order Now
We so appreciate individual efforts to support our work and spread our message! We have had passionate volunteers present ideas they would like to put into action as fundraising events. Funds raised are allocated toward public education within the province in which the money was raised, and toward grants to frontline organizations that rescue and rehabilitate victims of human trafficking.
Become a Monthly DonorYour consistent support allows us to move forward with the development and implementation of our education programs in as many schools as possible! Visit our Donate page for more information.
Volunteering your time and efforts in any capacity is greatly appreciated!
Please be advised that depending on what role you wish to participate in, volunteers may be required to complete a Criminal Record check at the discretion of the Board.