Letters of Support for PEERS against C-36

As the fight continues to stop Bill C-36 from causing greater harm to sex workers across the country, we are honoured to have received some wonderful letters of support from organizations in our community. These letters have gone to the Canadian Senate as evidence that PEERS most definitely doesn’t stand alone in our opposition to Bill C36. The Senate committee hearings begin tomorrow in Ottawa. Thank you to the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre,  AIDS Vancouver Island and the Centre for Aboriginal Health Research at the University of Victoria. Please read the letters at the links here.

Letter of Support PEERS – Victoria Sexual Assault

Centre Letter of Support PEERS Victoria – AIDS Vancouver Island

Support Letter PEERS – Centre for Aboriginal Health Research, University of Victoria

PEERS’ Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

PEERS’ submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee provides an overview of the organization and summarizes the concerns with Bill C-36 that were presented at the Justice Committee Hearing on July 10, 2014.

To read the full submission PDF click below:

PEERS Victoria Submission to the Senate August 25 2014 [PDF]

PEERS’ Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

PEERS’ submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee provides an overview of the organization and summarizes the concerns with Bill C-36 that were presented at the Justice Committee Hearing on July 10, 2014.

To read the full submission PDF click below:

PEERS Victoria Submission to the Senate August 25 2014 [PDF]

City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal – Position Statement on Bill C36

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“This joint submission reflects the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health’s response to Bill C-36 The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act t… It is our shared view that the legislation does not adequately respond to the Bedford, which prioritized the health and safety of adult sex workers.”

City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal – Position Statement on Bill C36

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“This joint submission reflects the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health’s response to Bill C-36 The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act t… It is our shared view that the legislation does not adequately respond to the Bedford, which prioritized the health and safety of adult sex workers.”

Volunteer at PEERS!

peers_beautyBoutiqueWe’re looking for volunteers on Wednesdays for our weekly Beauty Day, particularly hairstylists. And if you can cook, we’d love your help with lunch preparation. PEERS also has open volunteer positions for sorting donated clothing and light cleaning at our centre, and we’d love to connect with a handyperson who could tackle small repairs and fixups. Contact us at admin@peers.bc.ca