Human trafficking is

“the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force of other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation” (ILO, September 2009).

In April 2008 , the Commission on Justice and Peace identified human trafficking as a common interest among several member churches and established the Human Trafficking in Canada Working Group to facilitate learning, theological reflection and common action. We want all churches in Canada to be more aware of human trafficking in Canada, advocate together when appropriate, share and develop educational materials, and provide a forum for theological reflection on the topic.

Human Trafficking in Canada: A Leadership and Learning Kit for Churches

CCC_HumanTraffickingInCanada_EnglishThis resource facilitates learning, theological reflection, and common action on human trafficking in Canada through a series of reflections, awareness raising exercises, bible studies, and background materials. In a beautiful and user friendly layout, contributions from more than a dozen Christian traditions come together in this must read resource on one of the most pressing social justice issues in our context.

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Read a letter from the CCC’s Human Trafficking Working group to Prime Minister Harper on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women National Roundtable.

Read a letter from CCC General Secretary Karen Hamilton to Minister of Justice Peter MacKay on the working group’s recommendations, and a policy backgrounder.

Read letters and resources on human trafficking from CCC member churches.

Explore theological and liturgical resources on human trafficking.