Guaranteed work, no previous experience required!
Learn a new trade and gain new skills!
Get an education for a better future!
The promise of a better life, an education, a good job and a loving relationship are all enticing promises.
But things aren’t always what they seem.
is a walk-in piece of public art that people encounter on the street. The outside is like a giant wrapped gift, which draws people’s attention with enticing promises of a better life, great-paying work, travel and education. Inside, the truth is revealed:
Those promises are lures to entice people into situations of human trafficking.
Visitors to the inside of the box learn about the horrible realities that trafficked persons face and are empowered to take action against trafficking.
Learn about human trafficking
Learn about the impact of human trafficking around the globe, and get the surprising facts about trafficking right here in Canada.
Get help or report an incidentLonely? Scared? Need Assistance? There are ways to get support.
If you or anyone you know may be in trouble, you can also submit an anonymous tip.
We need your help to raise awareness
Learn how you can get involved! Volunteering, donating, or arranging to host the GIFT box to raise awareness in your community would be a great help. We have some other ideas too.
GIFT Box in Sarnia
Faith Alliance to End Human Trafficking, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, in collaboration with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada, the Ursuline Sisters in Chatham, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, the Sarnia-Lambton Committee Against the Trafficking of Women and Children and the Sexual Assault Survivor Centre Sarnia-Lambton brought GIFT Box to Sarnia, Ontario from June 3 to June 7, 2016.
GIFT Box was open to the public during Sarnia’s summer festival and art crawl weekend. Visitors from Toronto included: Sisters Pat Boucher, Dorothy Schweitzer, Georgette Gregory, Nida Fe Chavez, and Zachary Grant. Over six days, between 300-400 people visited GIFT Box, a walk-in art installation which provides information about the various forms of human trafficking.
This project brought together a diverse group of trained volunteers who were present to welcome visitors, raise awareness on the realities of human trafficking and build a strong network across the community to create real change on this issue. Local church communities, Indigenous elders, provincial politicians, social workers and others came together in a shared interest of protecting the most vulnerable.
Photos and videos of the opening ceremonies of GIFT Box in Sarnia can be viewed on YouTube here. Speakers include: Sr. Georgette Gregory, Sr. Sue Wilson and Michelle Batty.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the GIFT Box a success in Toronto!
Some numbers to celebrate:
- 27 — days the box was open
- 50 — how many countries visitors to the box came from
- 60 — attendees to each of two Interfaith services
- 124 — volunteers
- 216 — hours the box was open
- 1213 — people visited the box
- 4000+ — signatures collected for a petition for a provincial action plan to respond to human trafficking in Ontario
Faith Alliance to End Human TraffickingFaith Alliance is a collaboration of religious and other partners working to end human trafficking.
It is operated by the Ministry for Social Justice, Peace, and Care of Earth
of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto in association with