Participating Sponsors
and Supporters

The following organizations have sponsored and supported the Buying Sex is a Crime billboard campaign. Each organization believes that we must address the demand for paid sex if we are to stop the numbers of people being purchased for sex.

Beacon of Hope/Cambridge

Anti-Human Trafficking Committee was established to create awareness and aid prevention of human trafficking within our community through education and support. LEARN MORE

BridgeNorth Women's Mentorship & Advocacy Services

BridgeNorth is a community organization based in York Region, Ontario, which is dedicated to helping commercially sexually exploited women and children build the healthy lives that they want to live. LEARN MORE

Defend Dignity

Defend Dignity acts as a catalyst for individuals and churches to end sexual exploitation in Canada. Commercial sexual exploitation includes: pornography, strip clubs, escorts, massage parlors and prostitution. LEARN MORE

formerly Exploited Voices Now Educating

EVE is a volunteer, non-governmental, non-profit organization composed of former sex-industry women dedicated to naming prostitution violence against women and seeing its abolition through political action, advocacy, and awareness raising that focuses on ending the demand for paid sexual access to women and children’s bodies. LEARN MORE

Freedom Catalyst

Motivated by the dynamic love of Jesus to seek justice and defend the cause of the oppressed, Freedom Catalyst Regina exists to be a catalyst towards abolishing human trafficking and sexual exploitation. We achieve this by working in conjunction with, and in support of, other agencies to increase public education and provide resources for those affected. LEARN MORE

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. LEARN MORE

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc.

The Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc. (Ma Mawi) was given birth in the fall of 1984 by committed community members who sought an Indigenous solution to supporting and rebuilding families. Since that time, Ma Mawi has worked to support families to better care for children by creating meaningful opportunities for community and family involvement. LEARN MORE

Next Step Ministries

Next Step Ministries is a Christian organization that was established in 2010 by Phil and Jackie Reimer to help meet the needs of vulnerable and exploited people in the community of Calgary. Today NSM has four programs that work together to help women exit sexual exploitation and move towards a life of hope and healing. LEARN MORE

Rahab Ministries

As fellow brothers and sisters in Christ we reach out to women in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) that are in the sex trade. We routinely send outreach teams to visit massage parlours in Scarborough, Etobicoke, and North York. We also provide job skills training, personal counselling, social service referral, and support for exiting the sex trade. LEARN MORE

Resist Exploitation Embrace Dignity

Since 2005 REED has been standing in solidarity and struggle with women who have been sexually exploited and trafficked into the sex industry. We consider it a privilege to share in mutual transformation with women who are surviving the effects of a sexualized and violent culture. LEARN MORE

Rising Angels

Our Mission is to bring sex trade education to professionals and the public, and to provide supportive services and safe environments to women exploited by the sex trade, allowing them to experience physical, mental, social and spiritual restoration in their lives. LEARN MORE

Salvation Army Correctional Services Saskatoon/John School

Several times a year, we facilitate a John School. The goal is to provide education/understanding around the issue of prostitution in Saskatoon. LEARN MORE

The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is our modern-day form of slavery. It is one of the most heinous crimes imaginable and one of the most extreme human rights abuses. LEARN MORE

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

The EFC offers trusted research and analysis to help Evangelicals think through the issues of the day. The EFC encourages dialogue on the application of biblical principles through study guides, background and position papers, fact sheets, government submissions and factums. LEARN MORE

u-r home

u-r-home is a grassroots, non-profit organization raising awareness and educating the public on local and domestic human trafficking issues. We are establishing ourselves as a place of hope and walking the journey of restoration with victims of human trafficking in York Region. LEARN MORE