Our Programs

ARISE Ministry Programs

Our programs are based on our core values and built around the needs and care of the community that we serve.

By creating a place of belonging, by giving hope for the future, and through advocating for the rights of our clients, our programs cover a range of issues and needs. We are proud to provide the following innovative programming:

Case Management

Sojourners Program


Pastoral Care


Case Management

ARISE offers a goal-oriented, one-on-one case management program for those who are or have been involved in the sex trade. 

The case management program works with each participant on the goal they identify as important and the program is individualized to each participant.

Weekly meeting includes a check-in, life skills and goal setting.

The case management program has also been offered as a preventative program for individuals at-risk of sexual exploitation.

The structure of this program is:

  • A  one-on-one case management meeting on a weekly basis that involves goal setting and prevention and awareness training
  • Approximately four hours of follow-up based on the week’s goals divided into the categories of opportunity development, personal growth and connecting with community
  • The program runs for approximately 16 weeks with a different topic being covered each week, based on the participants’ needs and goals
  • The case manager provides additional support to participants through referrals, advocacy, and accompaniment

Sojourners Program

ARISE Ministry’s Sojourners Program has been created to build intentional friendships between our Case Management Participants and a group of committed, trained, and vetted volunteers. This is not intended to be a mentorship program; we believe in the invaluable strengths each person will contribute to this friendship and invite participants and volunteers to intentionally cultivate this friendship together.

The Sojourners Program is a minimum six-month program where community connections are established for all participants whereby they feel supported in their lives through both group and one-on-one interactions, fostering a sense of belonging that exceeds byone the time and space of the Sojourners Program.


Through outreach, we seek to build relationships and provide support, prevention and raise awareness.​

Street Level

ARISE Ministry provides street-level outreach to individuals involved in the sex trade.

Prevention and Intervention

ARISE partners with a Children’s Aid Society group home where we participate in goal setting, life skills, resource support, and case conferencing.​

Awareness Raising ​

ARISE provides speaking engagements in churches, schools and community groups about sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

Pastoral Care

ARISE offers a ministry of presence to the community through accompaniment, advocacy, hospital and jail visits, court support and pastoral care.

ARISE offers various pastoral services to the community including participating in Funeral and Memorial Services, Public Worship, and offering the sacraments.


We participate in the Seana Rossi Self-Defence Program offered in partnership with Toronto BJJ. The class is ongoing, completely FREE, and newcomers are welcome at any time.

To register for the class, or for more information, please contact us at info@ariseministry.ca or call us on 647.497.7312.

For  program updates and announcements, please visit the Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/seanaselfdefence

For more information on any of our programs, or eligibility to participate, please email us at info@ariseministry.ca or call us on 647.497.7312