May 28, 2019
Most people associate human
trafficking with international borders. They would most likely be
very surprised to find out that over 90% of Canada’s trafficking
victims come from within the border, with an average age of 12-14,
from the upper middle class. This week, Carrie invites one of
Canada’s leading anti-trafficking activists, Joy Smith, in the
Inner Circle this week to dig into this dark reality of life with
us. She and Joy talk about how this happens in the first place, the
common misconceptions about trafficking, what it looks like, how to
protect your family, and stories from real-life cases. They also
discuss Joy’s time as a member of parliament and her foundation The
Joy Smith Foundation, which works to ensure that every
Canadian man, woman, and child is
safe from manipulation, force, or abuse of power.
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
grim reality that human trafficking is getting worse, and now more
than ever we need more involvement and awareness on the
shocking statistics on trafficking and a few of the 4,243 examples
Joy has seen in her 25 years of experience.
major misconceptions about human trafficking, the most targeted age
group, and the harsh reality that it can happen to anyone at any
the buying and selling of people are even able to exist, and how
these criminals dupe and trick their way into the
details on exactly what human trafficking looks like, and the
warning signs and red flags to look out for.
to do / who to call if you suspect someone you know is being
trafficked. You can make a difference.
it can be that traffickers make over $260k - $280k
not only does it happen inside Canada’s walls, but 93% of humans
trafficked within the country are Canadian born and upper middle
it’s tough to pin down a certain place where traffickers may be
both in real life and online.
we should be speaking about it, and at what age the conversation
we can do to get stricter laws passed so human trafficking can
finally come to an end.
about Joy’s time as a member of Parliament, and the two laws she
put into place. Also, how she started The Joy Smith Foundation and
the accomplishments it has brought since forming.
brave mindset towards fear and how she processes hearing and seeing
the worst of the worst.
happens every single day, less than a kilometer from where you
an under the table, deceitful kind of crime.”
can’t live your life in the spirit of fear.”
not my story, it’s the survivor’s story.”
- “Never kick your child out of the house or let
of the biggest misconceptions is it won’t happen to your
nation has to have the heart to protect the youth.”
The True Story of Canadian
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