Disarm the Dark is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Montreal Regeneration and is committed to keeping Jesus and the truth of scripture central to our pursuit of justice. We believe that the local church has a critical role to play in deterring recruitment into trafficking and has the capacity to help reach vulnerable individuals long before they need to be rescued.
Our leadership has the unique attribute of being composed of several individuals who are each from a different church community around Montreal — we recognize the incredible blessing of having so much of the city represented in our leadership and reflect this by warmly referring to our ministry as a collective.
Our work is built upon a model of discipleship and is aimed at the prevention of trafficking in persons and the provision of sustainable outcomes. In every day life this looks like:
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT | Educating local churches, various community stakeholders and interested individuals on the issue of human trafficking. Our curriculum is designed to help participants understand the root causes that lead to recruitment into trafficking and to equip grassroots efforts to participate in prevention strategies at the local level.
CAPACITY BUILDING | Our working group serves as an active partner to already existing initiatives through personalized training and the provision of project based support. We are committed to seeing service providers, academic partners and various altruistic efforts equipped to become viable partners to established anti-trafficking efforts.
COORDINATION | We are dedicated to seeing the best practices of the anti-trafficking movement (as expressed at the international, federal and provincial levels) articulated locally. To this end, our greater collective, serves as a platform for discussing working models, sharing frontline perspectives and pursuing inroads for national policy to be further informed by evidence based approaches.
We are convinced that it is not obscurity that keeps trafficking in the dark, but a will to self that keeps us from seeing others clearly. It is our hope to see this absence of acknowledgement overcome within our city and replaced with sense of accountability for those being exploited within our community.