July 2022 News

Impact Report Release and World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
Our Annual Report is now released! Looking back, we are astounded at the collective impact of our team, volunteers, donors, supporters, and agency cooperation! Your commitment to NSM has not gone unnoticed, and we are honoured to be on this mission alongside you.

In 2021, NSM walked with more than 300 survivors of sexual exploitation. After another year of healing, growth, expectancy, and provision, we are excited to share how God moved at NSM over the fiscal year 2021! Find out how NSM programming and YOU made a difference this last year.
Read the Full Report
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
July 30th marks world day against trafficking in persons. A day to stand against human trafficking and use your voice to amplify Her Voice! In the spirit of uplifting survivors, we encourage you to look at a series of letters written by resilient women who have been impacted by sexual exploitation. Click HERE to read the letters.

This year, we invite you to use this day as an opportunity to invest in the lives of survivors by purchasing items from For the Sparrows and using your platforms for advocacy.
Browse Goods for the Everyday Changemaker
Did You Know?
  • Sex trafficking is the most financially profitable form of trafficking globally. 
  • 43% of Canadas's sex trafficking victims are women aged 18-24.
  • In collaboration with HER Victory, we served 60 women impacted by exploitation and gave out 80 lunches during our Stampede Outreach lunch.
  • We launched an updated website to create a seamless virtual experience for survivors, donors, and volunteers! Check out our updates here.
Canadian Trafficking Trends Blog
Human trafficking affects those most left behind and marginalized. In Canada, this issue disproportionately impacts Indigenous women, migrants and immigrants, and people living with disabilities, among others. As part of Canada’s National Strategy, the government has integrated 5 pillars to combat human trafficking domestically. Empowerment, prevention, protection, prosecutions, and partnerships.
Keep Reading


August 1st: Office Closed for August Long Weekend

August 10th: Prayer Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. If you wish to join our prayer team, simply email us.

August 17th: Freedom 8848 Everest Challenge learn more through event details.

October 1: Ride for Refuge. Join us this October! Register to bike or walk, start a team, volunteer, donate, share, and fundraise so we can continue walking alongside women exiting sexual exploitation. All details can be found here

November 5th: Save the Date! NSM's Annual Fundraising Gala will be at ATCO Park. Sponsorship opportunities and ticket sales will open soon.
Thank you for providing refuge and restoration to women survivors of 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.
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