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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 COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
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 COVID-19 (24 November 2021) Counsellors and caseworkers are still available virtually and over the phone * call 613-237-7427 or email info@efryottawa.com for supportThis information is…
Minwaashin Lodge - Indigenous Women's Support Centre - Street Team Outreach Mobile COVID-19 (30 Mar 2020): STORM outreach continues to operate in the community 6 days a week during COVID19.Specialized team is available to assist women involved…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities 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. Referrals…
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…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services