Joy Smith Foundation Newsletter
February, 2016
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Thank you!
  The Joy Smith Foundation has been very busy this February with various awareness events and seminars. We were lucky enough to meet many people who share our passion to combat human trafficking and who want to make a difference!
We would like to thank all of the people who volunteered for us at events in February including Missionfest 2016, Toronto Human Trafficking Awareness Concert feat. Steve Bell, general help within JSF as well as everyone who signed up online this past month to be a volunteer. Your time and efforts allow us to do more and have greater success in raising awareness on this very important issue here in Canada.
We would also like to thank all of the people who contributed to the Joy Smith Foundation with donations in February. We would not be able to do what we do without your generosity. Your donations make it possible for us to help victims of human trafficking, raise awareness and advocate aginst this terrible crime. A special thanks to our two new monthly donors who decided this February to make the committment of contributing to our foundation on a regular basis. 
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Toronto Human Trafficking Awareness Concert feat. Steve Bell #ShesNotForSale 
The Joy Smith Foundation was involved in a human trafficking awareness concert in Toronto on February 21st. We had great support in all of the people who attended and listened to the couragous story and music of Steve Bell. The night was filled with information about human trafficking - what it is, where it happens and how to prevent it - and reached the hearts of all who attended. Thank you to everyone who participated and the overwhelming feedback and support we received.
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Joy Smith Foundation PSA launch in Winnipeg
The Joy Smith Foundation also had a launch here in Winnipeg on February 9th at the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre for our public service announcement (PSA) to combat human trafficking (#ShesNotForSale). We had many supporters come out including the Winnipeg Police and had coverage on the event by various news stations including CBC:
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Joy Smith Foundation: Buying Sex Is Not A Sport
The Joy Smith Foundation was recently involved in launching the Grey Cup initiative: Buying Sex Is Not A Sport campaign (#BuyingSexIsNotASport). To raise awareness of human trafficking and its presence at sporting events.
Super Bowl 50 took place on February 7th 2016 in San Fransisco. Taking place there was a bust of a human trafficking ring involving at least 40 victims, and the arrest of 30 people, one of which was an NFL player.

Did you know?
Your contributions make a world of difference
  • $55 Can provide trauma-informed programming, food and shelter for a trafficked victim for one day
  • $2000 can take a victim and a trained support worker from one province and establish her in a safe house in another province
  • $2500  can pay for a three day seminar tour , with travel, informing over a thousand people on the risks and on the signs of human trafficking
  • $5000 can provide trauma informed programming, food, and shelter for a victim of human trafficking for three months.
  • $5000 can provide support for the advertising and development of a human trafficking hotline.
  • $50,000 can pay for the development of a Human Trafficking Awareness School Program for high school aged students. This program would include grade specific learning modules for students, professional development human trafficking modules for teachers, and information kits for parents.
Winnipeg, MB
JSF Breakfast April 28th, 2016
If you are interested in purchasing a ticket or  table, please email or phone the foundation office at 204-691-2455
Join us for an informational breakfast on humantrafficking and what we can do to make a difference.
Hear from leading advocates against human trafficking,survivors and much more.
Come out and support the work of the Joy Smith Foundation.
More details to follow!
Calgary, AB
Singer/song writer
Paul Brandt event feat. Joy Smith as a speaker on human trafficking awareness on March 30th, 2016
Miramachi, NB
The Joy Smith Foundation will be at the Mayors Prayer Breakfast on
April 29th, 2016. Joy Smith will be speaking on human trafficking spreading awareness and information.
Fredericton, NB
The Joy Smith Foundation will join singing group Standing In the Gap: The Joy Project at their CD release concert on
April 30th, 2016. 
Winnipeg, MB
Ride for Refuge 2016 takes place in October! Ride your bike or walk to support awareness against human trafficking. Its not too early to commit to being a team leader and to get people involved! Contact us if you are interested in getting involved! We need lots of teams from citites all over Canada to ride for the Joy Smith Foundation and volunteers! 
The Joy Smith Foundation works to ensure that every Canadian man, woman and child is safe from manipulation, force, or abuse of power designed to lure and exploit them into the sex trade or forced labour.
This is achieved through two mandates:
public education and awareness
providing funding grants and through direct support to front-line organizations that rescue and rehabilitate victims.

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The Joy Smith Foundation Inc.
PO Box 28023, North Kildonan
Winnipeg, MB R2G 4E9

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