The Salvation Army – Canada and Bermuda’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Response Programs
The Salvation Army is committed to serving victims and survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking through our programs across Canada and Bermuda. These programs range from outreach, emergency, short-term and long-term housing, live in rehabilitation services, employment training, peer support, drop-in centres, and case management.
While women weep, as they do now, I'll fight While little children go hungry, as they do now, I'll fight While men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I'll fight While there is a drunkard left, While there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, While there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight-I'll fight to the very end!
- William Booth (A Founder of the Salvation Army)
British Columbia Division
Location: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, and Sea to Sky Corridor – In Person and Live In House Services
Province of BC – Outreach and Digital Services
Name of Location: The Salvation Army Illuminate
Contact Number: (604) 347-9500
- Community Based Survivor Outreach & Case Management Services
- Crisis Shelter, Safe Housing & Live in Rehabilitation Services and Second Stage Housing
- Mental Health & Addictions Treatment
- Life & Living Skills Development, Employment Training
- Service Provider Training
- Survivor Leadership Opportunities
The British Columbia Divisional Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Response Advocate: Larissa Maxwell
The Prairie Division
Name of Location: The Salvation Army Correctional & Justice Services – Winnipeg
Contact Number: (204) 949-2100
- Peer Support Events
- Trafficked Persons’ Response Network – a contact network of community and government agencies to assist in responding to the needs of a trafficked person in Winnipeg area
- Women Seeking Alternatives Court Diversion Program – a court diversion program that offers a drop-in, case management, and educational, therapeutic, and recreational components for women and transgendered individuals who have been sexually exploited through prostitution
- Prostitution Offender Program – A community based alternative measures program offered to those who have been arrested as consumers for “Communicating For the Purpose of Prostitution”. The program includes both educational and therapeutic components at a full day seminar in partnership with Manitoba Justice - Prosecutions and The Winnipeg Police Service.
This is a diversion program providing an alternative to the court process thereby likely avoiding a criminal record for the offense
The Prairie Divisional Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Response Advocate: Dianna Bussey
Name of Location: Toronto Harbour Light Immigrant & Refugee Services
Contact Number: (416) 682 2491
Services Offered: in partnership with other agencies and caseworkers from other non-government organizations, this location works with victims and survivors to:
- Assist in applying for Temporary Resident Permits
- Assist in documentation gathering
- Assist in filling out forms - Canadian citizenship, Proof of citizenship (Canadian citizenship certificate), Family sponsorship (spouse, partner, children), Permanent Resident applications through Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds and for Convention Refugees, Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA), Work/Study Permits for Refugees, Canadian Permanent Resident Card, Worker Permit, and Worker Permit Extension
- Assist in applying for lost identification, passports, etc.
- Spiritual pastoral care
The Ontario Regional Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Response Advocate: Captain Angelica Hernandez
Name of Location: Salvation Army Correctional & Justice Services London and Area
Contact Number: (519) 432 9553
- Outreach and Peer Support – practical and spiritual support through the distribution of donated clothing and hygiene supplies, accompaniment to court, house finding, assisting with other urgent issues
- Cornerstone Outreach - community-based education, life skills and support program for persons-at-risk or involved in the sex trade
- Sex Buyer Accountability Program - A community-based diversion program for persons who have committed the offense of “communication for the purpose of prostitution”. This John School is a one day, eight-hour group which includes speakers from the community
- Phoenix Program – Peer Support workers helping victims and survivors to navigate urgent matters, exit plans, material needs, etc.
- Weekly drop-in with access to a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Emergency Bag to London Police and Rural OPP Stations for victims of modern slavery and human trafficking.
The Ontario Regional Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Response Advocate: Julia Parker