Justice: Defending Human Dignity

Others, Exploitation

John Cassells is a human trafficking specialist with the Christian mission organization, SIM Canada.  His project, The YES Initiative, develops programs and mobilizes volunteers to prevent the exploitation of young people in the sex industry, and to care for those impacted by it.  John understands that poverty is not only a contributing factor in exploitation, but is also a byproduct of it. His work includes the development of “Men Ending Trafficking”, a charitable organization that raises awareness and provides protective services for victims. He also heads up “Parents Hope” which supports families of trafficked daughters.  John works in partnership with local churches and provides consultation for other NGOs, as well as Municipal, provincial and federal governments. Find out more at: http://johncassells.com/