SWAN has created an advocacy toolkit to inform the community and service providers about the women we support and to present a critical perspective on human trafficking in Canada. We hope this resource results in more ethical and responsible front-line practice and policymaking. If you are a police officer, CBSA officer, by-laws officer, health care provider, immigrant support worker, policy maker, researcher, from a faith-based group, from the media, or just an interested member of the public, this toolkit is for you. To read it in its entirety, click here.
SWAN has developed an online outreach ‘how-to’ manual based on our Netreach program called ‘Outreach in the Age of Information and Communication Technologies: A Manual for Sex Work Support Organizations’. If you are a sex work support organization that wants to know more about doing outreach online, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a copy of our manual.
Public Education Initiatives
– We publish a newsletter (SWANzine) four times a year. SWANzine provides current social, health, legal and safety information and resources. SWANzine is available in Chinese and English in print and on our website.
– We collaborate with community groups and participate in committees, forums, conferences, task forces and roundtables to raise public awareness and work towards policy change on issues affecting the women we work with.
– We provide in-services to community agencies to better understand and effectively and respectfully provide services to the women we support.
– We collaborate with international organizations to work for the rights of newcomer, migrant and immigrant women and sex workers, in countries of origin and countries of destination.
– We are a member organization of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, a human rights-based anti-trafficking international network of anti-trafficking, women’s rights, migrants’ rights and women workers’ rights organizations.
SWAN carries out evidence-based research on sex work in immigrant communities. SWAN also develops knowledge on the national and transnational dimensions of human trafficking from a critical perspective.
Research & Publications by SWAN Members