About Us

Our Mission and Core Values

Our Mission Statement

ARISE Ministry empowers individuals involved in the sex trade to reclaim their lives. This is a ministry of hope offering outreach, case management and spiritual care to individuals involved in the sex trade. ARISE means Advocacy and Reclaiming Individuals involved in the sex trade through Empowerment.  We are a mission of the Presbytery of East Toronto and a grant receiving ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

ARISE Ministry values hope, love and justice

These are our core values and what we place at the heart of every aspect of our ministry


We honour each person’s journey and believe in a future worth having


We live in and live out God’s love as we believe that it is this love that reclaims lives


We advocate for dignity and treat everyone with respect and fairness