Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United against Violence Society
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Date: 2017-01-31
Value: $203,072.00
Type: Contribution
Purpose: This 30-month project will engage Indigenous women sex workers in Vancouver, British Columbia, in public discussions to ensure that policies directly impacting them are culturally and socially sensitive to their needs. The project will bring Indigenous sex workers together in a series of Talking Circles to identify and understand their needs in a safe, supported, and culturally-appropriate way. They will also identify gaps in policies, programs, and services along with possible solutions. The organization will share findings from the Talking Circles with key stakeholders including community leaders, health authorities, law enforcement agencies, and provincial and federal governments to inform the development and review of relevant policies.
Comments: Multi-year project