BridgeNorth’s mission is to restore the inherent dignity and value of sexually exploited women and girls by meeting their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. We help individuals experience freedom from sex trafficking in Canada through survivor-led support, prevention, education, and advocacy.
We provide direct service to individuals and families impacted by sex trafficking, create public education and awareness, and advocate on behalf of trafficked persons for systemic change. We lead out of lived experience and trauma-informed care.
We do this through:
BridgeNorth’s Peer Mentor Program develops leaders who directly help women and girls affected by human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The program is survivor-led by persons with lived experience who have successfully exited from human trafficking. They are thoroughly trained by BridgeNorth to become effective peer mentors and advocates.
Using their training and lived experience, peer mentors work alongside women and girls who help prevent them from being trafficked in the first place or empower them to exit ‘the life’ completely. Peer mentors take a trauma-informed approach that educates participants on strategies and skills, as well as connecting them with community resources to live a healthy, thriving life free from trafficking and exploitation.
We are trusted. At BridgeNorth, you belong first. No matter where you are on your journey, we will meet you there. We start by creating an environment of trust so that you can safely belong in this community of bridge builders.
We are hopeful. We help individuals believe in themselves again with the type of support that can only be provided by a peer mentor with lived experience. We believe that meaningful and lasting change is possible in the lives of individuals and systemically.
We are bridge builders. We empower individuals to become who they want to be, helping people navigate a new way forward. We help build bridges between resources, systems, leaders, and governments, and the people they exist to serve.