Our Mission & Vision
Our Mission: To research, educate and aid in partnership with public, private, non-profit, and governmental organizations to end slavery in our local and global communities.
Our Vision: To combat modern slavery by collecting resources, building programs, and creating alliances among a network of local and global partners so that every person has the opportunity for sustainable freedom.
What Makes Us Unique: We are a diverse, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-lingual organization. Together, our co-founders and executive speak fourteen languages, and have spent time on all seven continents. We are non-partisan and non-denominational. Although we come to the issue of contemporary slavery from a variety of backgrounds – as professors, artists, musicians, authors, survivors, lawyers, teachers, students, new Canadians, activists, translators, lawyers, grant writers, nonprofit consultants, social media experts, videographers, engineers, website designers, members of faith-based communities, concerned citizens, parents, and more – we are working in collaboration to raise awareness and effect change among all levels of society.
Charity Status: We received charity status on August 23, 2011 – the same day UNESCO proclaimed International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition in 1998. Celebrations occur in a number of countries, including Haiti, paying special tribute to the night of 22-23 August 1791 when the uprising of slaves took place in Santo Domingo and led, later on, to the creation of the first Black independent State, the Republic of Haiti. This uprising set forth events which played a major role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition also pays tribute to those who fought and worked hard to legally abolish the slave trade and slavery throughout the world. We are officially incorporated and registered as a charitable organization under the name Canadians Against Slavery / Canadiens contre l'esclavage (84068 5119 RR0001). Our trade name is Alliance Against Modern Slavery / Alliance contre l'esclavage moderne.