Transitions Resources

Downtown Eastside Resource Guide

The Downtown Eastside Resource Guide is a helpful resource map developed by the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. It was last updated in 2015; however, the information it contains remains relevant.

Sex Work: Transitioning, Retiring, and Exiting

The Sex Work: Transitioning, Retiring, and Exiting report describes the process of developing the Transitions program.

Transitions for Employers

The Transitions for Employers brochure gives a brief overview of the Transitions program for future employers of Transitions graduates. Contact details are provided.

Transitions for Participants

The Transitions for Participants brochure gives a brief overview of the Transitions program for sex-workers interested in joining the program. Contact details are provided.

Transitions for Service Providers

The Transitions for Service Providers brochure gives a brief overview of the Transitions program for service providers interested in learning more about the program. Contact details are provided.


CANADA-WIDE RESOURCES

Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform

The Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform is an alliance of sex worker rights and allied groups and individuals across the country who work together to fight for sex work law reform, sex workers’ rights and community well-being.

Living in Community

Living in Community (LIC) is an innovative community initiative that works to find solutions to the impact of sex work and youth sexual exploitation on communities and to reduce the harms and isolation that sex workers experience.

Living in Community: Balancing Perspectives on Vancouver’s Sex Industry

Started in 2004 by a group of community organizations, sex workers, police, government and business, to make communities healthier and safer in relation to the impacts of sex work and sexual exploitation, this video explores Living in Community’s innovative community model and how it has made an impact on communities in Vancouver and beyond.

REZO Santé

RÉZO Santé is a Montreal-based community organization that offers gay, bisexual, cis and trans men, and men who have sex with men, various programs to promote health and wellness.

Stepping Stone: Transition Support

Stepping Stone is a Halifax-based organization that provides services and supports to current and former sex workers, people at risk of entering the sex trade, and trafficked persons. They operate under a harm reduction model and aim to make sex work as safe and as positive as possible for individuals involved in the trade. They also offer a transition support program for those desiring to exit sex work.

Trade Secrets for Sex Industry Workers

Trade Secrets is a resource manual developed by the BC Coalition of Experiential Communities to support health and safety in the sex industry. The guide, designed for sex industry workers and stakeholders in the broader community, aims to create working environments and cultures that adhere to human rights laws, common law and labour standards and aims to stop exploitation, violence, youth involvement and forced involvement in sex work.

Trans Rights BC

The Trans Rights BC project aims to disseminate human rights information that is accurate, accessible, and relevant to the safety and well-being of trans and gender-diverse individuals and their supportive allies across British Columbia.


INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

Beyond the Gaze

Beyond the Gaze is a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council in the United Kingdom. The research focuses on the working practices, regulation and safety of Internet-based sex work in the United Kingdom.

Global Network of Sex Work Projects

Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) is an organization that advocates for the health and human rights of sex workers.

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is observed annually on December 17 by sex workers, their advocates, friends, families and allies. People from around the world come together to honour those lost and to renew their commitment to end social stigma and discrimination.

Sex Work Research Hub

The Sex Work Research Hub connects researchers and academics across a range of Universities and disciplines working on sex work, sex working and sexual exploitation.