According to the U.S. State Department, there are currently 27 million slaves being held worldwide - more than at any other point in human history. After drug trafficking, trafficking in humans is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world.
The members of Saskatoon ACTS find these statistics shocking and uncomfortably relevant, given the high rate of exploitation and sex trafficking in Saskatoon.
Saskatoon ACTS got its start after YFC Director Gil Klassen kept
repeatedly encountering people and statistics talking about modern-day slavery
which exists mainly in forced labour, child labour and the sex trade industry.