Recommendations for Sex Work Law Reform – Report and Executive Summary

It is with great pride and a sense of achievement that we present our key recommendations for federal and provincial/territorial sex work law reform. These recommendations are a result of our national consultation with sex workers in each of our member groups in 15 cities across Canada, including the input of expert lawyers and government relations consultants.

Although laws that regulate sex work are currently and will be different across provinces and territories, these recommendations pull on broad tenets and can be applied and contextualized across all provinces and territories. The recommendations are grounded in rights enshrined within the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the principles of universality, inalienability, indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness that underpin international human rights law, and based on academic and community evidence that represents the diverse expertise of the sex workers that make up our member groups of the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform.