Learn about the sex industry

After training thousands of learners over the past 10 years, Living in Community has developed an online, self-directed program on how to best support sex workers in your work, life, and community.


Our Story

Our story starts in 2003, when 67 sex workers had gone missing and/or had been murdered in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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Our Model

Our model brings together sex workers and folks with various experiences with sex work.

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Training and Education

We offer various workshops to increase knowledge about sex work and help improve services and supports for sex workers.

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Living in Community: Understanding Perspectives on the Sex Industry highlights our unique community development model developed in 2004. We bring together diverse stakeholders to collaboratively improve the health and safety of sex workers while reducing stigma and harm.

This video explores LIC's innovative model and demonstrates how it has made an impact on communities in Vancouver and beyond.

Hand-drawn video produced by flippinpictures.com.


Apply to join our Board of Directors!

Are you passionate about addressing sex work stigma and using education, advocacy, and community development to uphold sex workers' rights?

Apply now to join our Board of Directors! This is an exciting opportunity to help shape LIC as we work to implement the outcomes from our October 2023 conference and scale up our work.

Deadline to apply: 11:59 pm PT on May 17th, 2024.

View full application information here. 

Learn more about the BC Bad Date and Aggressor Reporting (BC BDAR) Project

Have questions about the BC BDAR Project? Learn more in our FAQ document, put together from the five Working Group organizations guiding this project: PACE Society, Peers Victoria, SWAN Vancouver, WISH Drop-In Centre Society, and Living in Community.

Read the FAQs here, and check out the project website here.

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