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In Calgary, everyday women who are worthy of love and dignity are trapped in sexual exploitation with no one to trust and no safe place to escape.
We are on a mission to change that
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Empowering survivors of sexual exploitation through job skills training and fulfilling employment opportunities
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It happens in your city

When people hear the words human trafficking, they often think of overseas or third world countries. Trafficking happens right here in Canada, in Alberta, in Calgary.

93% of trafficking in Canada is domestic with the average age of entry into exploitation being 12-14 years old.

Source: Joy Smith Foundation: Human Trafficking

What we’re doing about it

Walking alongside women impacted by sexual exploitation as they break the cycles of addiction and abuse.

We have five programs designed to help bring choice to those with the fewest choices. NSM offers hope and provides opportunities for women to build a life of freedom and safety.

Everyone deserves choices and safety

Next Step Ministries is a Christian non-profit organization that believes, with our community of supporters, we can make a great impact on this crisis in our lifetime. Our goal is to offer a safe place for every woman who wants to exit sexual exploitation through services offered and intentional partnerships with like-minded agencies.

Next Step Ministries honours and acknowledges the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. Next Step Ministries is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is Moh’kins’tsis, which we now call the City of Calgary.

The majority of videos and photos on website use models and actors for illustrative purposes. We do not post photographs of participants to respect privacy and confidentiality.