British Columbia Division

Posts Tagged: human-sexual-trafficking

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1. Major Cathy Burrows (Executive Director, Kate Booth House), Kelly Barber & Nina Henriksen (Co-Chairs, Shaughnessy Women's Golf Tournament)

Let’s end violence against women


Today we honour the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, as the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has often stated "Women's safety & equality are in everyone's best interest." The Salvation Army is able to provide safety to women in BC through the support of generous staff and donors like you. For 29 years, the Women's Charity Committee has chosen to support women’s rights by selecting The Salvation Army Kate Booth House as the sole beneficiary of their annual charity golf tournament. When […]

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Joy Smith Foundation supports Deborah’s Gate.


Joy Smith MP brought greetings on behalf of the Joy Smith Foundation to present a grant of $5172.80 to Deborah’s Gate.

Mrs. Joy Smith serves our Country as a Member of Parliament and is recognized as one of Canada’s leading anti-trafficking activists and has brought this discussion to a National level, initiating important changes to our country’s laws by introducing new bills and working with federal Ministers on key legislation to combat human trafficking and protect its victims.

The Joy Smith Foundation […]


Freedom Gala inspires.


The inaugural Freedom Gala benefiting The Salvation Army’s efforts to combat human trafficking was a success.  On this night, hundreds of attendees joined with a collective goal of bringing about awareness, education and action.   Held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, the grand room was a buzz with the chatter of influential members of the local community along with business women and men, media personalities, journalists, service providers, volunteers and representatives from Salvation Army programs and many more in […]

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Freedom Gala: A Night to Combat Human Trafficking.


For the past seven years, influential members of the Vancouver community have gathered annually to the Hope in the City Luncheon. This Friday will mark the inaugural Freedom Gala, which evolved out of the expanded need to educate the community on this very important issue, and provide much-needed additional financial support for victims.

Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings for the purpose of exploitation. Sex trafficking exists in highly-visible venues, such as street prostitution or strip clubs, as […]


Escents launches products in support of The Salvation Army.


Local company, Escents Aromatherapy, will launch a new women’s eau de parfum line with 10% of all profits benefiting The Salvation Army and our efforts to combat human trafficking.

Escents proudly supports The Salvation Army’s commitment to helping victims, restoring their freedom, dignity and self-respect. Partial proceeds from the parfum line will directly benefit Deborah’s Gate, The Salvation Army’s specialized care program that serves international and domestic women who have been sexually exploited and need protection, housing and healing.

“The Salvation Army […]


Be good.


A personally invitation to attend … LIBERTY IN STYLE – A Fashion Show & Grand Opening for the new E-Boutique Betty Be Good.

May 2nd (doors at 7:30pm + show at 8:30pm)
Heritage Hall
3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

The evening will include a lively showcase of the full Spring / Summer collection including spring dresses, tops, jeans, outerwear and accessories. Part proceeds from the event benefit against Human Trafficking and 5% of sales from to benefit Deborah’s Gate.

All the details […]


$1 x 72 Days


With a total of $22,953 raised so far and a goal of $72,000 – March 23rd, marked Passion Vancouver at Rogers Arena where youth aged 18 – 25 and their leaders were encouraged to attend and give support to ending human slavery.

The goal of $72,000 would provide 40 survivors of human trafficking with the essentials to build a new life at The Salvation Army’s Deborah’s Gate facility.  Once these young women have reached a place of […]

72 Days for Freedom

72 Days to Freedom.


The campaign is a call to action for people everywhere to commit 72 to days to put modern day slavery in focus and do something.

How can you make a difference in 72 days?

+sign a petition
+give $1 a day
+host a screening of the Freedom Film
+pray daily for rescue, healing and change

That’s not all – check out 27 more great ideas on ways to get creative and use your unique gifts and resources to impact the fight against slavery.

The money raised […]


Do Something.


DID YOU KNOW?  There are an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide. 250,000 exist in North America. Many of them in Vancouver, BC. 75-80% of human trafficking is for sex, followed by forced labour and organ harvesting. 80% of those sold into slavery are under the age of 24. Some are as young as 6. Currently only 1-2% of victims are rescued.

Do something.

The new Truth Isn’t Sexy campaign has hit the streets of Vancouver ( look for posters at various skytrain […]


The Truth Isn’t Sexy.


We are proud to share news that the Truth Isn’t Sexy campaign – combating and bringing awareness to human trafficking – has been re-focused and redeveloped with new energy, passion and creativity.
The website is live and includes the imagery and content of our new integrated campaign.  

The Salvation Army is committed to fighting sexual exploitation and has championed awareness across the country opening Deborah’s Gate, one of the first Canadian safe houses for human sexual trafficking survivors, in 2009.  […]