Education

The value of awareness should never be underestimated.

Learning to identify and disrupt trafficking and exploitation in our communities is what can create change for the future.

Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline

A confidential, multilingual service, operating over the phone and online 24/7 to connect victims and survivors with social services, law enforcement, and emergency services, as well as receive tips from the public. You can reach out to them if you are suspicious of human trafficking or have questions.

Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking

The Centre is the national charity that created the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline. They are a national charity dedicated to ending all types of human trafficking in Canada.

Defend Dignity

A catalyst for individuals and churches to end exploitation in Canada. Commercial sexual exploitation; pornography, strip clubs, escorts, massage parlors, and prostitution all involve the selling of sexual services.

Exodus Cry

Breaks the cycle of commercial sexual exploitation and helps those who have been sold for sex, because every person should be free. They believe in writing a better story, where every person is offered real choices, empowerment, and true freedom.

Community Perspectives on the Landscape and Realities of Human Trafficking in Calgary

Community members in with relevant lived experience, law enforcement, government and non-government agencies participated in this comprehensive review of the issue, speaking to the context of both sex and labour trafficking, and highlighting issues that were critical to their experiences of the local situation in Calgary.

Joy Smith Foundation

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.

Trauma Informed Care

Next Step is part of the TIC collective in Calgary and it is network of social service agencies in Calgary, AB, committed to promoting trauma informed care through people-service organizations including government agencies, community groups and more.

Brain Story Certificate

Lifelong health is determined by more than just our genes: experiences at sensitive periods of development change the brain in ways that increase or decrease risk for later physical and mental illness, including addiction. That finding is the premise of the Brain Story, which puts scientific concepts into a narrative that is salient to both expert and non-expert audiences.

Currently, all of us at Next Step are certified or are in the process of being certified with this training.

Genesis Process

Provides a biblical and neuro-chemical understanding of what is broken and causes our self destruction. If we don’t understand what is broken, how can we devise a recovery plan that really works? We believe the best evangelism is a changed life.

Fight the New Drug

Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative organization that exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts.

Mending the Soul

Mending The Soul has created curriculum to walk survivors through the healing process of abuse and trauma gently and holistically. We provide material for small group connection and training for leaders to facilitate healing from the inside out.

ALERT Calgary Police

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.

Human Trafficking Task Force

A special task force that will find ways to protect and empower survivors of human trafficking. They have appointed a Human Trafficking Task Force to provide recommendations on how to best implement our action plan to combat human trafficking

Freedom 8848

We are not interested in joining this conversation at the point of judgement or condemnation of anyone. We are men and women of faith who feel convicted to roll up our sleeves and show compassion and embrace all those caught up in trafficking industry without prejudice or shame. We believe that hope, restoration and a bright future is a reality that is due to everyone.