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God has answered YES to our prayers to sustain Next Step Ministries and we see evidence of God’s help in times of financial trouble. Thank you for your outpouring of encouragement and kindness. Donors, volunteers, and supporters have heartened us – both long-standing and new contacts – who reached out. Special thanks go to the churches and individuals who gave to make it possible to meet commitments.

Next Step Ministries continues to walk alongside women impacted by sexual exploitation. This includes securing safe housing, providing Genesis training for relapse prevention with program participants, and supporting our alumni and past participants daily. We are grateful to our Founders, Phil and Jackie Reimer, who have reengaged as volunteers and ambassadors and to Pamela Werkman, Operations Lead, for doing an exemplary job.

We value your continued support and encouragement as we prayerfully consider the future to serve vulnerable women who need our help. The need has never been greater. As a small charity funded entirely by donations, there are challenges. Please pray and consider supporting NSM as we seek God’s guidance to determine how we can best love and empower the women we serve.

Many thanks from the Next Step Ministries’ Board

Contact: Pamela Werkman at pamela@nextstepministries.ca.
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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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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

"I used to have my shoes as a pillow in case anyone tried to steal them." Participant Quote

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.

"I have never felt so loved and supported by others in my life." Participant Quote

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.

Vision: Women exiting sexual exploitation and discovering their identity.
Mission: To walk alongside women exiting sexual exploitation as they break the cycles of addiction and abuse.
Goal: To have a safe place for every woman who wants to exit sexual exploitation.

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.

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