September 2015 newsletter – hot off the press!

Our action-packed September 2015 newsletter is now out. We’ve got lots of Peers news to share with you – from the launch of a crowdfunding campaign later this month to raise money for a small RV or camperized van that we can use on night outreach, to the (temporary) departure of our executive director Rachel Phillips, who will be having a baby in early October.

We’re delighted that Leah Shumka will be stepping in as interim director here at Peers. She’s a powerhouse who some of you might already know through her previous work as an instructor in the UVic Department of Women’s Studies, and who others may know for her hard work coordinating Peers’ major annual fundraiser, Hot Pink.

But those are just a few newsletter highlights! Click here for more.

September 2015 newsletter – hot off the press!

Our action-packed September 2015 newsletter is now out. We’ve got lots of Peers news to share with you – from the launch of a crowdfunding campaign later this month to raise money for a small RV or camperized van that we can use on night outreach, to the (temporary) departure of our executive director Rachel Phillips, who will be having a baby in early October.

We’re delighted that Leah Shumka will be stepping in as interim director here at Peers. She’s a powerhouse who some of you might already know through her previous work as an instructor in the UVic Department of Women’s Studies, and who others may know for her hard work coordinating Peers’ major annual fundraiser, Hot Pink.

But those are just a few newsletter highlights! Click here for more.

Understand Canada’s new sex work laws

Still trying to get your head around Canada’s new laws governing sex work? The Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform has put together information sheets on five aspects of the new laws, and we’re sharing them here.

As you’ve probably heard, the biggest change was that the purchase of sex is now illegal for the first time in Canada’s history. But as you’ll see in reading the infosheets, there are a number of other changes that also affect those working in the industry, all of which increase the risk for workers.

Here are the infosheets, which are also posted in our resource section.

Infosheet on Criminalizing-Advertising

Infosheet on Third-Parties

Infosheet on Migrant-Sex-Work

Infosheet on General-Laws and Communicating

Infosheet on Criminalizing-Purchase

Understand Canada’s new sex work laws

Still trying to get your head around Canada’s new laws governing sex work? The Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform has put together information sheets on five aspects of the new laws, and we’re sharing them here.

As you’ve probably heard, the biggest change was that the purchase of sex is now illegal for the first time in Canada’s history. But as you’ll see in reading the infosheets, there are a number of other changes that also affect those working in the industry, all of which increase the risk for workers.

Here are the infosheets, which are also posted in our resource section.

Infosheet on Criminalizing-Advertising

Infosheet on Third-Parties

Infosheet on Migrant-Sex-Work

Infosheet on General-Laws and Communicating

Infosheet on Criminalizing-Purchase