Living in Community Model


At the heart of the Living in Community model is the bringing together of different groups who are impacted by or have an impact on sex work – current and former sex workers, support organizations, Indigenous groups, health organizations, police, business, government, community organizations. As a group, we take stock of what is happening around sex work issues in the community. We discuss our concerns and what we can do to make communities healthier and safer. We don’t always agree, but we are committed to listening and understanding the different voices around the table. And we commit to take action where there is agreement.

The Living in Community model is an integrated way to address the health and safety issues related to sex work and youth sexual exploitation. Our model has 5 key parts: