Sex Workers’ Action Network of Waterloo Region (SWAN) is a non-partisan group consisting of individuals, including those with lived experience, agencies and groups committed to recognizing and honouring individuals working in sex work.
What We Aim To Do
1 Serve as Waterloo Region’s collaborative group for individuals, agencies and groups working on issues pertaining to sex work in Waterloo Region.
2 Creating a sustainable initiative(s) that utilizes existing community resources to address the needs in sex work.
3 Support our members to undertake education, advocacy and action through:
- Identifying barriers and gaps; support agencies/organizations in the development and implementation of programs
- Creating an annual work plan and creating ad-hoc committees as necessary to complete the plan
- Providing various sources (i.e. meetings, social media, workshops, website, listserve, etc.) for members to be aware of programs and initiatives meeting the needs of and relating to sex work.
1 Sex work identifies as both “on the street” and “off the street”.
2 Sex work as it relates to those who are in sex work, or moving into sex work specifically focusing on reducing barriers to supports (health, psycho-social, etc.)
3 To be available for consultation re: issues pertaining to sex work for agencies and organizations
4 Supporting people involved in sex work as having the same rights as others without prejudice, value or moral judgement.