MSHT Response Certificate - Salvation Army Canada
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As part of our territorial Fight For Freedom strategy, we strongly believe that effective and intentional awareness, education, and training is needed. Our goal is to mobilize people within Canada and Bermuda to fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. 

We will be offering free online Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Response Certificate comprised of five sessions.  Whether you are an officer, Salvationist, employee or anything in between—this course is for you! 

Each Session Will Include:

  • A seminar on relevant and current information about modern slavery and human trafficking
  • A question and answer period
  • An email following each session with a few thought provoking questions to be answered

Participants who successfully complete the five sessions and answer the questions correctly from each session will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Registered applicants will receive a recording of each module in the case of not being able to attend. Participants are required to watch the missed session and complete the questions. Attendance is highly encouraged so questions can be answered as they arise during the session. 

Session Dates and Descriptions:

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Session One: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking 101 (January 6, 2022 at 11 a.m. PST)

This session introduces modern slavery and human trafficking by focusing on: 

  • Defining modern slavery and human trafficking, and the common terms and concepts associated with it 
  • Describing and explaining what human trafficking is by examining topics such as: signs and risks that increase vulnerability; methods of recruitment; human trafficking versus human smuggling; methods used to control victims; defining traffickers; understanding why victims do not leave
  • Explaining the economics of human trafficking by looking at the concepts of “demand and supply” and “supply chains”

Session Two: Specific Forms of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking I—Sex Trafficking and Child Trafficking (January 13, 2022 at 11 a.m. PST)

This session provides an overview of the first form of modern slavery and human trafficking that is seen in Canada and Bermuda including:

  • Defining sex trafficking and child trafficking, and the common terms and concepts associate with it
  • Describing and explaining sex trafficking and child trafficking by examining the signs and risks that increase vulnerability; methods of recruitment; appropriate use of language that is person centered rather than person blaming
  • Highlighting Indigenous women and girls and domestic sex trafficking 

Session Three: Specific Forms of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking II—Labor Trafficking and Child and Forced Marriages (January 20, 2022 at 11 a.m. PST)

This session provides an overview of the second form of modern slavery and human trafficking that is seen in Canada and Bermuda including:

  • Defining labor trafficking and child and forced marriages, and the common terms and concepts associate with it
  • Describing and explaining labor trafficking by examining the signs and risks that increases vulnerability; methods of recruitment; appropriate use of  language that is person centered rather than person blaming 
  • Highlighting the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and labor exploitation
  • Describing and explaining the difference between child and forced marriages while highlighting the scope and the risks factors that would increase one's vulnerability to these type of marriages

Session Four: Trauma Informed Care (January 27, 2022 at 11 a.m. PST)

This session provides an overview of trauma informed care within the field of modern slavery and human trafficking by focusing on:

  • Recognizing trauma and indicators of trauma reactions in the individuals served by programs, as well as staff providing services
  • Understanding what it means to be trauma informed, and how to implement trauma informed care into our programs and services
  • Identifying effective intervention strategies that can be used when participants have a trauma response

Session Five: The Territorial Fight For Freedom Strategy (February 3 at 11 a.m. PST)

This session provides an overview of our Territorial Fight For Freedom Strategy by focusing on:   

  • The four goals of our strategy
  • Outlining the modern slavery and human trafficking work that is currently taking place throughout the territory
  • Sharing ways for participants to take the information they have learned from this certificate program to get involved locally and divisionally