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Advocacy Normalizing Sex Work through
Education and Resources Society (ANSWERS)

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  • Our Official Mission: Supporting sex workers and their rights through outreach, education, and support services while working to end violence and stigma directed towards them.   ANSWERS is for decriminalization and destigmatization.


  • Fight against the social stigma, discrimination and harm sex workers experience.

  • Improve the quality of life and working conditions for sex workers.

  • Provide outreach, support and advocacy for sex workers.

  • Inform and educate the public about the difference between sex trafficking and sex work.

  • Work towards decriminalization of sex work and labour rights for sex workers.

  • Provide support and assistance to sex workers.

  • Provide mentoring opportunities for sex workers.

  • Provide outreach to health care workers, police and social workers.

  • Continue to build healthy and positive relationships with all levels of government.

  • Provide outreach and form alliances with other community organizations and activists.

  • Provide outreach to sex workers in all fields of sex work to build community and solidarity.

  • To liaise with MPs, MLAs, Councillors, Municipal personnel as we work together to educate to establish trust, understanding and respect.

  • To promote health by providing support services, outreach, education, knowledge and mentoring to sex workers experiencing physical, mental and emotional distress.

  • To relieve poverty by providing food and basic necessities of life to sex workers in Edmonton and the surrounding area, who are experiencing significant economic hardship.

  • To advance education and promote health by providing resources, research and training to sex workers, law enforcement, health care workers, teachers, social workers and the public that will: creates a shared understanding of the important differences between sex trafficking, sexual exploitation and sex work; eliminate the stigma, discrimination and physical, mental, social and emotional harm associated with sex work by choice and necessity; and build healthy and safe communities of practice for all sex workers.

  • To advocate for better quality of life, safer working conditions and decriminalization of sex work through building and actively promoting positive and collaborative relationships and alliances with the public, community organizations, law enforcement and all levels of government. 

  • To receive and maintain a fund or funds and to apply all or part of the principal and income therefrom, from time to time, to qualified donees as defined in subsection 149.1(1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada).  

©Advocacy Normalizing Sex Work through Education and Resources Society 2020

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