We understand the health of trans people and our communities to be interrelated to economic and social inequalities, which have resulted in trans people experiencing disproportionate rates of poverty, un der employment, precarious housing, criminalization and violence.
We believe in the right to self-determine our gender identity and gender expression free from coercion, violence and discrimination. We advocate for access to health care that will meet the many needs of our diverse communities, while working collectively to build supportive, healthy and resilient communities.
Angel's Angels Hamilton is a sex worker advocacy group consisting of male, female and Indigenous sex trade workers and our supporters. We work towards an end to all prejudice and stigma against sex trade workers, to assist workers with resources, and, safety plans for our work. We support diverse perspectives and experiences in the sex industry however we do not support enforcement or rehabilitation models that promote the continued criminalization of sex workers or perpetuate sex worker dependency on social programs.
Butterfly Vancouver is composed of migrants, sex workers, and allies including social workers, legal professionals, and health professionals. Butterfly provides support to Asian and migrant sex workers as well as advocating for their rights and self-determination. The organization is founded upon the belief that sex workers are entitled to safety, dignity and justice. Butterfly supports all Asian and migrant sex workers, regardless of their immigration status, gender, race, or sexual orientation.
We believe that Asian and migrant sex workers should receive the same respect and rights as other workers. Decriminalize Sex Work Now! Vancouver is a feminist advocacy group for sex worker rights and the full decriminalization of sex work in Canada.
Our mission is to assist sex workers in our efforts to live and work with safety and dignity. We are founded on the belief that in order to improve our circumstances, sex workers must control our own lives and destinies. We welcome workers of all genders from all areas of the sex trade — street-based sex workers, exotic dancers, escorts, pornography actors, phone sex operators, professional dominants and submissives, erotic massage workers, web cam workers, and others — to join us in our fight to control our own bodies, sexuality and working lives.
We are founded on the belief that to improve our lives, sex workers must take the power to control our own destinies. We are creating tools that migrant sex workers use to protect themselves against human rights violations, educating the public about the dangers of anti-trafficking and advocating to change policies that hurt and exploit migrants in the sex trade.
PEERS Victoria Victoria is a multi-service grassroots agency that was established by, with, and for sex workers in Through direct service delivery and community partnerships, Peers provides an array of outreach and drop in harm reduction and support services alongside education and employment training for current and former sex workers, in Victoria and on Vancouver Island.
PIECE offers counsel to indoor and outdoor sex workers, connecting people with organizations that can assist with various situations. As a pro-decriminalization advocacy group, PIECE focuses on municipal and federal laws, speaking to groups and media and politicians when opportunities arise.
Safe Harbour Outreach Project S. St John's exists to advocate for the human rights of sex workers in and around St. We serve women for whom sex work is an occupation; we also serve women who are in the industry not by choice, who are wishing to exit.
We support everyone who identifies as a current or former sex worker, regardless of industry sector area. We firmly believe that sex workers are the experts of their own lives, and everything we do is rooted in that philosophy.
We fight for the decriminalization of all forms of sex work in Canada and seek labour rights and occupational health and safety standards defined by sex workers themselves. We are driven by the belief that sex work is work, and all people involved in sex work are valuable, contributing members of our communities. We believe that women must be afforded their human rights to safety both at work and at home, and we know that sex workers are the experts when it comes to working with non-sex working service providers who understand the importance of service accessibility for sex workers.
We advocate for women assessing their own needs, harm reduction, recovery, sexual health and holistic wellness. We fully stand behind decriminalization and understand decriminalization to be the only way that trafficking, commercialized exploitation, HIV and violence against sex workers will ever really be challenged and put down for good.
Our mission is to promote the human and labour rights of sex workers. Our membership includes sex workers, activists, researchers, health care people, and other allies from Winnipeg. Our vision is to see sex work decriminalized and destigmatized, for everyone to have autonomy over the work they do and their working conditions, and that our group be a space where people learn, grow, and share.
We are a cat-loving, awesome bunch who first came together to fight against Bill C in Sex Workers United Against Violence SWUAV Vancouver Shift Calgary Shift provides support, outreach, education and advocacy services using a harm reduction and human rights based approach, for adults of all genders, currently or formerly working in the sex industry, or who identify as victims of human trafficking or exploitation.
The program also serves the greater Calgary community as a resource for vulnerable and at risk populations, as well as social and health care service providers, law enforcement, researchers, advocacy groups, the media, and the general public. We outreach to trans and female-identified sex workers on the street, in massage parlours, agencies, indoor locations and host an anonymous medical clinic in our locale.
Stella promotes empowerment approaches and solidarity by and amongst sex workers as we are committed to ensuring that each of us has a place in society and our human rights should be protected and respected. We provide support, resources and referrals to sex workers so that we may live in safety and with dignity, to sensitize and educate the public about sex work and the realities faced by sex workers; to counter discrimination against sex workers; and to work towards the decriminalization of sex work.
Marie came to fruition due to extremely concerning events that took place in Sault Ste. Marie in , where Sault Ste. Marie Police Service targeted street based 'prostitution' and nine females were arrested under the highly contested anti prostitution laws. The arrests became a full-out police supported, publicly fuelled and media backed witch-hunt.
Today STA continues to exist as a loose community group that sex workers can organize under and continue to advocate for the rights of sex workers within the community of Sault Ste.
Toronto is a Toronto based sex worker organizing project. Our work and our framework centres Indigenous sovereignty, racial and migrant justice and seeks alternatives to the prison industrial complex.
We want to create a world where all people, including people in the sex industry are free, strong, care for each other and get to make decisions about our own lives. More specifically, sex workers engaged are multi-literate and culturally diverse. First Nations, Asian, Caucasian, Black workers and those of mixed race are currently invested. We work for the safety and respect of all sex industry workers regardless of their location within the industry; ensure the inclusion of diverse communities, perspectives, capacities and expertise from the sex industry; promote progressive thought, forward thinking and continual positive change for the empowerment and education of sex industry workers and the community at large; keep harm reduction frameworks at the forefront and work toward social justice and social change to increase quality of life in addition to human and labour rights for sex industry workers; and pool resources and work together as a community.