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Prostitution

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

Some indicators of legal issues

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 and Information

Records for Prostitution
Title Description
Ontario Legal Information Centre The Centre offers legal information and referral services on a confidential basis: offering legal information and referral services offering public legal education presentations to its…
University of Ottawa - Community Legal Clinic Student Legal Aid Services Society clinic staffed by students and supervised by lawyers provides legal services to low-income members of the community conducts legal education…
Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa Counsellors and caseworkers are available virtually and over the phone * call 613-237-7427 or email info@efryottawa.com for support. This information is regularly updated on their…
Minwaashin Lodge - Indigenous Women's Support Centre - Street Team Outreach Mobile Specialized team is available to assist women involved in the sex trade specialized supports and services for women who are victims of human trafficking outreach…
ABLE2 - Reach Legal Services COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance.…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to obtain…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services