Sex Work is Work: Bias Prevention Training
Next date for public training: Monday, March 18th, from 10:30 - 12:30 pm MST
The ONLY ongoing public sex work inclusivity training offered in Canada! Written, produced and presented by sex workers - nothing about us, without us.
This 2 hr training (virtual) providing information on the sex work industry, including the stigmas that comes along with it. It encourages folks to do bias checking and become more aware of the truths rather than the myths of sex work.
We created it to bring more awareness to the professionals we vetted who are a part of our sex worker allied directory ensuring it is a safe space for sex workers.
Each session ends with an opportunity to ask all your burning questions to a panel of sex workers.
"For somebody who does not have experience working with sex workers I felt like the presentation was a great starting point that provided me with some basic knowledge about sex work - what was really clear was:
1) the definition of sex work
2) stigma around sex work
3) the range of needs for sex workers (challenging the idea of 'saving' sex workers)
4) the diversity of work in the sex industry and recognizing that different people would have different needs
5) learning that collecting data about sex work is difficult"
"The training is for anybody who wants to be a good ally. Anyone who wants to learn something about sex work...As a queer, woman, who was raised in a very very open minded household, I was like, 'I don't need to take the training! I'm an amazing ally!' And then I took the training and was like, 'I am a terrible ally!'
I have learned so much and have to re-tailor all of my thinking!"
"I think the way the present the information is really easy. They make it so that you can see it from their perspective, which is great. And sometimes having it in a more light hearted scenario, I think sometimes helps things. It makes it more of a conversation and easier to ask those questions."
Take the Training!
While this training is Canadian based, there is something people from all over the world can take from it. We have had people from Germany to Australia take it!
The training is based on donations. While we recommend a donation of $20.00, please know that we welcome and appreciate contributions of any amount.
If money is a barrier to you please reach out and we will assess subsidized costs on a case-by-case basis.
Sex Work is Work: The Podcast
Listen to our podcast episode all about the training!
Hear from a select few who have taken ANSWER Society’s Sex Work is Work Bias Prevention Training. Being a good ally is something anyone can do and is always ongoing. Hear from some volunteers, psychologists and councillors as to all the things they learned taking our fabulous training.
Looking for Private or In Person Training?
In person/private training starts at $500.00 for up to 50 people. Please contact us for available dates/customization.
We also offer consultation for inclusivity of boards, committees, surveys, projects and more for those who wish to be more inclusive of marginalized communities, such as sex workers.