Raising Awareness About Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (WATCH)

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by SalvationArmy.ca
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January is Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and The Salvation Army is committed to reaching out and working with all involved. Restoration of persons who have been exploited and traumatized may be a long and complex process. Recognition of their inherent dignity, and restoration of agency, choice and control of their own lives are critical.

“The focus of our modern slavery and human trafficking work is to provide support to survivors and awareness to the community on the harms of human trafficking,” says Julia Parker, executive director,

The Salvation Army Correctional and Justice Services and Community Alternatives for Youth London and Area.

“Our objectives include bringing hope for those who have been exploited and education to those who are unaware of what is happening in their own communities,” says Parker. “We celebrate when we see someone who has been through so much trauma achieve high school, get their drivers license, feel validated and supported.”

The Salvation Army’s Commitment

The Salvation Army is committed to serving victims, survivors, their families and friends, and reducing the demand of modern slavery and human trafficking through our programs across Canada and Bermuda. These programs range from outreach, emergency / short-term / long-term housing, live in rehabilitation services, employment training, peer support, weekly drop-ins, Sex Buyer Accountability Program case management, education and training, and complex mental health and addictions recovery treatment.

For more information about our programs and to access free resources and training / webinar opportunities, please visit our website at: www.salvationist.ca/trafficking

To view the video in French, click here.

To view the information for Bermuda, click here.