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The Truth About Human Trafficking in Canada

Human trafficking is happening in cities and towns across our country. Every day, at-risk youth and adults are manipulated and forced to participate in the sex trade or labour market. What starts as a seemingly innocent conversation online or in real life can quickly turn into something sinister that affects lives forever.

It can happen anywhere at anytime. Less than a kilometre from where you live today, someone is being trafficked.
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Joy in Action 2022

Join us for our annual Joy in Action fundraiser. Whether you run, walk or cycle, your activity and fundraising efforts will make a difference in stopping human trafficking here in Canada. 

Invite your friends and family to participate with you.

There are no registration fees and all money raised during the Joy in Action event goes directly to support the Foundation’s education, intervention and prevention programs.
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Education is our greatest weapon.

The more we know and understand about human trafficking, the more we can do to stop it. 

Education is our greatest weapon in the prevention of human trafficking. When we know who is most vulnerable and the signs to watch for, we can all take steps to prevent it from happening. 

Everyone plays a role in prevention. Working together we can prevent human trafficking in communities across Canada.
survivor story
I’m really glad the Joy Smith Foundation presented to my students. There were 5 students in my classroom I was worried about. It opened up discussion and it was well received by the students. One of the students came up to me to say that she was breaking off with her boyfriend because of the presentation. Her boyfriend was making very inappropriate requests of her.
--Teacher, Grade 9
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Our Work

We provide education, 
intervention, and 
prevention programs.

Book a Workshop

The Joy Smith Foundation is happy to set up an in person or virtual workshop anywhere in Canada.
donate to prevent sex trafficking or forced labour


Every dollar makes
a difference as we work together 
to end human trafficking
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How We are Making a Difference

The Joy Smith Foundation is Canada's leading authority on the prevention and intervention of human trafficking. Through strengthened criminal laws, enhanced community awareness and compassionate support for survivors , we’ve made a real difference for people from across the country. 

We believe that we can prevent more youth and at-risk adults from being exploited. Predators shouldn’t be the only ones who recognize who is most vulnerable to their malicious tactics. 

The more we know and understand about human trafficking, the more we can do to prevent it.