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