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Includes sex work, solicitation, procurement, and keeping or using a "bawdy house."

What the clients may say:
  • "My sibling is a sex worker. My family hasn’t heard from him/her in a long time and we are worried about his/her safety."
  • "The police hassled me when I was talking to a john in public."
  • "I am a sex worker and I advertise my services."

Legal Services


Connects low to middle income individuals with legal professionals – lawyers, mediators and paralegals- who have agreed to work at a reduced rate. In order to use JusticeNet, individuals must make a net family income that is no higher than $59,000 per year.

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Legal Aid Ontario Client Service Centre

Provides legal aid services to eligible persons. Eligibility is based on financial, and legal factors.

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic

  • Provides legal advice & representation to low-income persons regarding tenant's rights, criminal charges, small claims court matters, custody and access issues, child support, and peace bonds & restraining orders;
  • Assists victims of crime with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board;
  • Conducts legal education presentations & outreach activities. 

Other Services

Elizabeth Fry Society

Helps women and female youth who are, or may be, at risk of coming into conflict with the law. Provides women with confidential and supportive living and learning environments.

STORM - Minwaashin Lodge Aboriginal Women's Support Centre

An outreach team assists women involved in the sex trade with information & referral, crisis intervention, and immediate medical, safety & shelter needs.

Steps to Justice