Employment Workshop for Sex Workers | For Male-identified Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019 | 7:00PM – 8:00PM | FREE EVENT

Looking for employment? Unsure where to begin? Join Billy and Transitions at The Corner on February 27 at 7pm for our Employment workshop. We will review community employment resources, learn how to create cover letters and resumes that work for you and consider options for further pathways.  Honorariums for participation are provided. For more information or to register, call HIM at 604-488-1001 or email billy@checkhimout.ca. See you there!

Traumatic Losses Healing Circle | For All Sex Workers

STARTS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019 | 12:30PM – 3:00PM | FREE EVENT

This 8-week program facilitated by Aboriginal Front Door Society runs once a week on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 3:00 pm. It starts February 6, 2019 and ends March 27, 2019. The Traumatic Losses Healing Circle is designed to help people process the grief and pain they feel at the loss of a loved one using Indigenous Culture. Lunch is provided.

Space is limited, so prior registration is required. Please contact Candace Parnell at 604-697-5662 or email candaceafds@gmail.com to register or for more information. AFDS is located at 384 Main Street at the corner of Main and Hasting in Vancouver.

Make your own Rattle with Candace Parnell | For All Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2018 | 12:00PM – 3:00PM | FREE EVENT

It was so successful the first time that AFDS is doing it again! Candace Parnell is facilitating a “Make your own Rattle” workshop. The rattle is a strong connector to culture, spirituality, and personal journey; it’s music can help you to clear your mind. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so register early! For more information or to register, call Candace at 604-697-5662 or email transitionsafd@gmail.com. AFDS is located at 384 Main Street at the corner of Main and Hasting in Vancouver.

Resume Writing for Sex Workers | For Male-identified Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018 | 7:20PM – 8:20PM | FREE EVENT

Learn the basics of resume writing specific to the needs of sex workers, including how to identify transferable skills, manage time gaps, references, and volunteer experience. Billy and Alvaro will guide you through the process of creating a resume that works for you. For more information or to register, call HIM at 604-488-1001 or email alvaro@checkhimout.ca.

Winter Craft Fair | All Invited

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2, 2018 | FREE EVENT

Friday, November 30: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 1: 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Sunday, December 2: 12:00 – 4:00 pm

WISH Transitions is hosting its first annual Winter Craft Fair at the Foot of Main Art Gallery, located at 119 Main Street, Vancouver. A wide variety of locally made and hand-crafted gifts will be available for sale. Come and check out these unique gift options and support the local community.

Make your own Rattle with Earl Crow and Candace Parnell | For All Sex Workers

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 | 12:00PM – 3:00PM | FREE EVENT

Earl Crow and Candace Parnell are facilitating a “Make your own Rattle” workshop. The rattle is a strong connector to culture, spirituality, and personal journey; it’s music can help you to clear your mind. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so register early! For more information or to register, call Candace at 604-697-5662 or email candaceafds@gmail.com. AFDS is located at 384 Main Street at the corner of Main and Hasting in Vancouver.

The Resistance: Experimental Photography Project | For All Indoor Sex Workers

STARTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 | 2PM – 4PM | FREE EVENT

Funded by the City of Vancouver, this 8-week photo-based workshop series starts October 12 and ends November 30, with a special event the evening of Monday, December 17. Participants must be available for the whole workshop series.

The Resistance Project is facilitated by local photographer Jackie Dives (http://jackiedives.com) who will work with participants to tap into their photographic voice to counter stigma, reaffirm agency and resist mainstream narratives that contribute to the stigma that sex workers experience. No previous photography experience is required. PACE Society is located at 148 W. Hastings St. in Vancouver. Contact Caroline at caroline@pace-society.org for more information.

Meth & Sex | For Men who have Sex with Men

STARTS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 | 6:30PM – 8:30PM | FREE EVENT

This is an 8-week support group for men which starts September 19 and ends November 7, 2018. Join facilitated group discussions to learn about harm reduction options and explore strategies to stop or reduce use of Crystal Meth. The group is open to self-identified who have sex with men, including trans, cis, non-binary and gender-queer folk. For more information or to register, call HIM at 604-488-1001 or email register@checkhimout.ca.

Financial Planning Basics for Sex Workers | For Male-identified Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 | 7:30PM – 8:30PM | FREE EVENT

Learn the basics of financial planning: budgeting, expenses, debt, saving, banking, investing, financial goals, etc. Have you wondered how to manage your money in a smart way? Billie Sinclair, an experienced financial strategist and an advocate for sex worker rights will answer your questions and give you the grounding you need. For more information or to register, call HIM at 604-488-1001 or email alvaro@checkhimout.ca.