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.

Life decisions – a personal reflection

“I’m a small-town farm boy; adopted at a young age and raised in a very religious family. Growing up, I did what I could to fit in but honestly despite all my best efforts I still stuck out like a sore thumb. So after moving out of my parents’ house at 16, falling into drugs, and subsequently failing to complete high school, I decided to move to Vancouver to pursue a dancing and modelling career. My dreams ended up taking a backseat after I started making a lot of questionable life decisions which ultimately landed me at rock bottom. I realized I had been wasting my potential and quite frankly I was fucking over it. I decided it was time to get my life back on track, so I put down the drugs, rolled up my sleeves, and got to work. That was when I got involved with Transitions. I owe a lot of the progress that I’ve made, to Alvaro and the program. Due to the constant support and guidance I’ve received from Transitions, I learned skills that have helped me completely transform my life. I can finally say I’m back on track and able to once again pursue the dreams I thought had died a long time ago. I’m in that place because of Transitions and I’m eternally grateful for that”.  Participant, HIM Transitions.

Learn to bead with Candace Parnell | For All Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2018 | 12:00PM – 3:00PM | FREE EVENT

Candace of Aboriginal Front Door Society is facilitating a beading class. Beginning with a medicine wheel keychain, you will be shown the basics of the art of beading; leave with your work and the skills to keep creating! 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.

Expressive Art Therapy Workshop | For All Indoor Sex Workers

THURSDAY, THREE-PART SERIES | 5PM – 7PM | FREE EVENT

August 16 – Intuitive Collage for Self-Discovery

August 23 – Paint My Soul

August 30 – Mandala

Join PACE for a three-part trauma informed art therapy workshop. Use your creative expression to enhance your emotional, physical and mental health. PACE Society is located at 148 W. Hastings St. in Vancouver. Contact Kit at kit@pace-society.org for more information and to RSVP. Register soon, as space for this workshop series is limited!

Legal Advice for Sex Workers | For Male-identified Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 | 7:30PM – 8:30PM | FREE EVENT

Do you know the laws regarding the sex trade in Canada? Do you know your rights? Kerry Porth will facilitate a discussion on the Canadian laws regarding sex work, how they violate your rights, and responding activism. For more information or to register, call HIM at 604-488-1001 or email alvaro@checkhimout.ca.