Alliance for Healthier Communities
List of community health centres based on location, many of them have programs that support Sex Workers.
500-970 Lawrence Ave W
Toronto, ON M6A 3B6
Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
Offers legal & counseling support for women in abusive situations.
Community and Legal Aid Services Program: 416-736-5029
Provides free medical and counselling services in areas of sexual health, and is located in downtown Toronto. It is Sex Worker friendly, and provides free safer sex supplies. HIV testing by appointment only.
66 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Floor, Toronto
416-922-0566 call during women/trans or men/trans clinic hours accordingly
Women/trans clinic hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 10am-3pm; Tue/Thurs 4pm-8pm
Men/trans clinic hours: Mon/Wed 4pm-8pm; Tues/Thurs 10am-3pm; Fri 4pm-7pm; Sat 10am-2pm
Human Rights Legal Support Centre
You have the right to be free from discrimination and harassment in your job, facilities and services (shops, restaurants, transit, hospitals, schools and other public places), housing, contracts, and membership in unions or vocational associations. The Centre has partnerships with lawyers, legal clinics and other community-based service partners in communities across Ontario. They will make every effort to provide an appropriate service to you in your community. Telephone lines are open: Mon-Wed and Fri from 9 am to 5 pm; Thurs 2 pm to 6 pm (busiest between 2pm and 4pm)
Tel: (416) 597-4900
Toll Free: 1-866-625-5179
TTY: (416) 597-4903
TTY Toll Free: 1-866 612-8627
Provides sex workers with information, support, and harm reduction supplies.
***For Indigenous Sex Workers’ Action Project and Drumming Group contact Monica at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on dates and times.
Ontario Coalition of Sexual Assault Centres
Provides contact information for free counseling and information about sexual violence in your preferred city/region.
Ontario Ministry of Labour
Employment Standards Information Centre
Tel: 416-326-7160 | Toll-free: 1-800-531-5551
Health and Safety Contact Centre
1-877-202-0008 | TTY: 1-855-653-9260
You may email or call anonymously, however if you choose this route, you forfeit the right to appeal the Ministries’ findings.
You can also contact the Public Health Department or Municipal Bylaw Department in your city/region. In many cases, you can make an anonymous complaint.
The 519 (Church St. Community Centre)
519 Church St, Toronto
416-392-6878 ext. 4000
The 519 provides free and affordable access to trauma-informed counselling services. Calls returned in 2-4 business days to book initial session. LGBTQ and Sex Worker friendly.
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre-Multicultural Women Against Rape
Free 24/7 crisis line with private and confidential crisis intervention/support services. LGBTQ Safe Space, Sex Worker Friendly.
Women at the Centre
Offers personal, political and social advocacy by and for survivors of violence.
Workers’ Action Centre
Worker-based organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in precarious jobs.
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