One of Apostle's mission statements is Do good. Feel good. Look good. Giving Back is a foundational corner stone that Apostle is built on, and has been since the beginning.
With all that’s going on in the world, it’s hard to turn around and ignore all the need out there. We recognize that not everyone is gifted or able to work in relief agencies, but we do believe that everyone is able to make a difference. It doesn’t matter if you take big steps or little steps towards helping others, but it’s when we step together that can change lives.
#NotInMyCity is a facilitative organization launched by Paul Brandt that is raising awareness and taking collective action to prevent, disrupt and end human trafficking and sexual exploitation, focusing on children and youth. Not In My City is working in alliance with key stakeholders and mobilizing a strategic, integrated plan to bring about transformational and sustainable change at all levels.
Here's some human trafficking and sexual exploitation stats :
- Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada.
- $280,800 is the annual profit per female trafficked in Canada.
- Over 50% of Canada's trafficking victims are Indigenous, despite making up only 4% of the population.
- 72% of reported human trafficking victims in Canada are under 25 years of age.
- 25% of trafficked persons in Canada are under 18 years of age,
- Victims in Canada can be trafficked as young as 13 years old.
- There has been a 616% increase in online sexual exploitation in Canada since 2014.
- 92% of reported human trafficking victims in Canada knew the person who exploited them.
- It takes an average of 3 years and 7 attempts of intervention to successfully rescue a child from a life of exploitation.
To learn more about Not In My City and how they are fighting to
end human trafficking and sexual exploitation, or to get involved,
you can visit them at notinmycity.ca