INFORMATION, RESOURCES, LINKS AND ARTICLES FOR SEX WORKERS
|Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Treatment Services||905-546-3606|
|Elizabeth Fry Society S.T.A.R.S. (Sex Worker drop-in)||905-527-3097|
|Hamilton AIDS Network||905-528-0854|
|Housing Help Centre||905-526-8100|
|SACHA - Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton & Area) 24 hrs||905-525-4162|
|Sexual Health Information Line (Anonymous HIV Testing)||905-528-5894|
|Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic Information||905 546-3541|
|The Ugly Trick List||905 525-4573 ext 333|
|The Well ( L.G.B.T.Q. Community Wellness Centre)||905-525-0300|
|Van Needle Exchange (confidential, no call display)||905 317-9966|
|Assaulted Women's Helpline Toll Free Calling:||1-866-863-0511|
|Legal Aid Ontario Toll Free Calling:||1-800-668-8258|
|Victim Support Line Toll Free Calling:||1-888-579-2888|
Sex Professionals of Canada: SPOC is a political and social group whose main objective is to work towards the decriminalization of sex work through political activism, community building, and public awareness. SPOC is a grassroots, volunteer organization made up of current and former sex workers and allies.
Maggie’s: is an organization run for and by sex workers.Their mission is to assist sex workers in their efforts to live and work with safety and dignity. They are founded on the belief that in order to improve their circumstances, sex workers must control their lives and destinies.
Prostitutes of Ottawa-Gatineau Work, Educate and Resist (POWER): POWER is a non-pro it, voluntary organization founded in 2008. Membership is open to individuals of all genders who self-identify as former or current sex workers. POWER envisions a society in which sex workers are able to practise their professions free of legal and social discrimination, victimization, harassment, and violence and in which sex work is valued as legitimate and ful illing work making an important contribution to society.
Stella: is a community organization for all female-identified sex-workers (run mostly by sex-workers and ex-sex-workers). Stella, initially created for sex workers, also offers information and tools for students, journalists and anyone interested in knowing more about Stella, sex work, and the international sex-workers’ rights movement.
Stepping Stone: Stepping Stone was founded in 1987 and is the only organization in the Maritimes that deals speci ically with street life and sex work from a harm reduction
model. Their of ices and drop-in centre are located in a modest, non-residential house, where many of the staff members are former sex workers. Their support is crucial to the well-being of hundreds of female, male and transgendered sex workers. Stepping Stone
believes that all individuals have the right to selfdetermination. They do not interfere with or attempt to stop their work; rather, they assist them in making their life choices as safe and positive as possible.
PACE Society: is located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, BC, Canada. We are made up of dedicated, compassionate individuals who are committed to providing sex-worker led and driven programs and services to survival sex workers. All of our staff and volunteers care deeply about the issues and circumstances that necessitate survival sex. Many of them are experiential – meaning they have direct experience in the sex industry and bring their life-learned expertise and knowledge to our organization.
Sex Workers Alliance of Vancouver (SWAV): was founded in 1994 to fight for sex workers' right to fair wages and to working conditions that are safe, clean and healthy. Its members are people who work or have worked in the sex industry, and our friends. SWAV provides information about sex work as it relates to laws, sexual health, commerce and culture.
Naked Truth: The Naked Truth Entertainment strives to encourage, support, inform, and advocate for adult entertainers through connecting community members and allies;
challenging stereotypes; providing ethical employment opportunities; and collaborating with other businesses for a thriving adult entertainment industry.
West Coast Cooperative of Sex Industry Professionals: During the Developing Capacity for Change Project, Vancouver sex workers expressed their desire to explore cooperative business models as a way to generate alternative sources of income, increase health and safety, build community capacity and begin to take control of our collective destiny.
Committee to Unite Prostitutes (CUP): The BCCEC is a mechanism for the voices of
experiential communities to in luence legislation and policies that provide sex workers with inclusion; advocate for a continuum of peer driven programs, initiatives, and services to support those who are forced into the sex industry to transition safely; advocate for the rights of sex industry workers to work free from harm and enjoy the bene its of their labour. The BCCEC may also serve as a consultative body of expertise on sex industry work issues; host organization for sex worker workshops, events and initiatives; and research and data collection body,
Commercial Sex Information Service (CSIS): is a clearinghouse of information about laws, sexual health, commerce and culture as these topics relate to sex work.
North American Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP): In 1991 an informal alliance of sex workers and organizations that provide services to sex workers
formed as the Network of Sex Work Projects. NSWP is a legally constituted international organization for promoting sex workers' health and human rights. With member organizations in more than 40 countries, the Network develops partnerships with technical support agencies to work on independently- inanced projects
NATIONAL WEB-BASED GROUPS
Sex Trade Workers of Canada: Sex Trade Workers of Canada provides support,
resources, and programs for past and current sex workers – male or female – as well as help with current information, advocacy, and public education around sexual exploitation and the issues of adult sex work. Sex Trade Workers of Canada provides current
information on missing and murdered victims, sexually transmitted disease outbreaks and much more.
Women Helping Ourselves to Rights and Equality (W.H.O.R.E.): Provide information for sex workers on health, safety, and working conditions.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION & TRAINING SERVICES
If you are in the Hamilton area, Big Susie's is able to provide speakers and training for your organization or class.
Topics available (individually or in combination):
Please contact us for more information.
|The information presented on this website is not intended to influence anyone to commit an illegal act. This website is a tool offered to sex workers so they may improve the quality of their lives and their working conditions.|