Check out our Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign!

 We are raising $10,000 to fight the stigma and discrimination that sex workers face and challenge the laws and policies that put sex workers in harm's way. The money we raise will go directly toward implementing a national strategy developed by and for sex workers to advocate for our rights. Locally, it will contribute to POWER's initiatives to combat stigma and support sex worker-positive services in our community.

 

   
       

December 17, 2014

Press Release

One Year After Bedford – Sex Workers Mark International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers, Mourn As New Prostitution Laws Come Into Effect

 


 

December 17, 2014

Event

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Join POWER and PROUD to remember those who were lost and renew our committments in the ongoing struggle for empowerment, visibility, and rights for all sex workers.

 
       

December 5, 2014

Press Release

2014 National Day of Rememberance and Action on Violence Against Women Marked By Coming Into Force of Harmful Bill C-36


 

November 6, 2014

Press Release

Sex work community discouraged as flawed sex work legislation becomes law

 


 
         

October 30, 2014

Announcement

Seeing Red: POWER's First Fundraising Dance Party

Come dance with POWER as we kickoff our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo!

 

October 23, 2014

Resource Database

A series of up to date and accessible resources on the Bedford ruling, sex work law reform and Bill C-36.

 

September 9, 2014

Press Release

Sex workers and allies rally on Parliament Hill as the Senate Committee hearings on Bill C-36 begin

         

June 11, 2014

Briefing Note:

Sex Workers and Bill C-36: A legal analysis

 

 

 

 

June 11, 2014

Briefing Note:

Sex Workers and Bill C-36: Analysis based on Social Science Evidence

 

 

 

 

June 04, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Sex Workers Dismayed at Government Response to Historic Bedford Decision

 

 

 

         

June 03, 2014

New Research Confirms Criminalizing Clients Endangers Sex Workers

 

 

 

 

March 15, 2014

Women of OASIS Respond to Department of Justice Questionnaire on Sex Work

 

 

 

 

March 11, 2014

To All Ottawa-Area Sex Workers: Know Your Rights When the Police Come to Your Door!

 

 

 

         

February 24, 2014

CALL TO ACTION: Sex Workers Need Your Support!

 

 

 

 

January 26, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Ottawa Area Sex Workers Targets of Intrusive Police Visits

 

 

 

 

December 20, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Sex Worker Rights

 

 

 

         

December 17, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: Ottawa-Area Sex Workers Mark International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

 

 

 

 

June 19, 2013

Open letter to His Excellency Teppo Tauriainen, Ambassador of Sweden

 

 

 

 

July 19, 2013

Open letter to His Excellency Tuncay Babalı, Ambassador of Turkey

 

 

 

         

June 12, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: Rally at the Supreme Court - sex workers, we support you!

 

 

 

 

June 7, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: National Day of Action to Support Sex Worker Rights

 

 

 

 

May 2, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: Canadian and international sex workers denied leave to intervene in Supreme Court Case on Prostitution Laws

 

 

         

April 17th, 2013


BEYOND PIMPS, PROCURERS AND PARASITES:
Mapping Third Parties in the Incall/Outcall Sex Industry

 

April 17th, 2013

For the Community:

MANAGING SEX WORK
INFORMATION FOR THIRD PARTIES AND SEX WORKERS IN THE INCALL AND OUTCALL SECTORS OF THE SEX INDUSTRY

English (PDF)

French (PDF)


 

March 5th, 2013


Open Letter from POWER to Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau