Serving Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and surrounding areas
Human Trafficking

20/01 Jan 2020

Servants Anonymous – RESET Calgary

by Jack Taylor   More than 1,000 women have now found support through Servants Anonymous Calgary (SA) since it was founded by Dominique Machefert in 1984. The non-profit, faith-oriented organization was designed to help sexually-exploited women, and their children. The single house that formed the pilot project has expanded into “three front-line houses, a full […]

19/11 NOV 2019

Sex trafficking – part 3 What can we do about it?

by Jack Taylor   Cathy Peters, a former high school teacher and now advocate against sex trafficking, says “I have been shocked that Canadians do not believe human sex-trafficking happens here and that Canadians do not believe it could ever happen in their families. I am surprised that Church folk are so bubble-wrapped and have […]

19/02 Feb 2019

Seek Justice Summit

by Katie Pearn   When you hear the terms ‘human trafficking’ or ‘sexual violence and exploitation’, what comes to mind? For some, it may bring up horrifying scenes from movies like Taken, or images of foreign women trapped against their wills. These types of images certainly represent part of the issue, but it may be […]

18/09 September 2018

Freedom Sunday

By Laureen F. Guenther   September 23, 2018 will be Freedom Sunday at more than 3500 churches worldwide. Freedom Sunday was initiated by International Justice Mission (IJM) to educate people about modern-day slavery and call the global Church to pray and act to see slavery end, says Mark Wollenberg, IJM Canada’s National Director for Church […]

18/07 July 2018

#NotInMyCity

by Katie Pearn   Calgary’s “lobby” is about to become an even safer place to welcome the world. On June 20, the Calgary Airport Authority announced its full support to #NotInMyCity, a movement to end human trafficking in Calgary, championed by Canadian country music star and humanitarian, Paul Brandt. The initiative, which launched in 2017, […]