Sex Professionals of Canada

Location

Toronto
Canada
Contact email: 
welcome@spoc.ca
Who do you work with?: 
We work with sex workers of all genders in all sectors of the sex industry.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
We are completely led & operated by sex workers.
Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?: 
Oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Critique the trafficking paradigm that conflates representations of sex work, migration, and mobility
Advocate for universal access to health services, including primary health care, HIV and sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
Advocate for the economic empowerment and social inclusion of sex workers as sex workers
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face: 
Criminalization and stigmatization.
Describe other areas of your work: 
We have an on-going Constitutional legal challenge against the three main anti-prostitution laws. We educate through public speaking. We maintain a bad client list on our website with phone numbers and an e-mail to send in reports. We provide legal information and resources to sex workers and moral support where we can.