The Joy Smith Foundation | Working Together to End Human Trafficking
The Joy Smith Foundation works to ensure that every Canadian man, woman and child is safe from manipulation, force, or abuse of power designed to lure and exploit them into the sex trade or forced labour.
This is achieved through:
- Educating the public; and
- Providing support to frontline organizations that rescue and rehabilitate survivors, and organizations that safeguard all Canadians from human trafficking.
Our vision is to eliminate human trafficking in Canada and worldwide by supporting the rehabilitation of survivors of human trafficking and implementing prevention and awareness strategies to keep families safe.
We believe education is our greatest weapon against this horrific crime.
Our vision encompasses "Working Together to End Human Trafficking.” Building partnerships with police officers, NGOs, community members and others is an integral part of our vision to end human trafficking.
What We Do
We develop human trafficking educational programs and facilitate their implementation in Canadian schools. We provide training and educational materials to teachers, parents and volunteers to help them raise awareness of
human trafficking in their communities.
Canadian families are now being equipped with the knowledge they need to protect their children from predators, and Canadian youth are now recognizing the signs of being groomed by traffickers. The societal costs of human trafficking are enormous, and our best hope is to prevent this crime from happening in the first place.
We host events and fundraisers to raise awareness of human trafficking and to support the development and implementation of our education programs. Joy Smith and our Team give regular presentations on human trafficking to groups nationwide.
Many Canadians are surprised when they learn how prevalent human trafficking is here in Canada, and traffickers are empowered by this public apathy. We seek to fill the gaps in public knowledge that allow traffickers to thrive.
Working Together to End Human Trafficking
We partner with other anti-trafficking organizations and campaigns, and with law
enforcement to develop holistic strategies to suppress this crime.
We work alongside elected officials from all parties, at all levels of government, to create systemic change through policy and legislation.