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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 (December 2, 2021): STORM outreach continues to operate in the community 6 days a week during COVID-19.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 obtain…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services