SWAN is one of only two organizations in  Canada providing culturally-specialized supports and advocacy to im/migrant women engaged in indoor sex work. The diverse voices and ongoing resilience of these communities of women fuel SWAN's mission to change the social and political narratives that racialize, misdefine, exclude and otherwise harm them. 

To learn about the direct services we offer, see Supports


Culturally-specialized service means prioritizing the lived experiences and self-identified needs of the women we serve and ensuring they inform the services we provide and how we provide them.  


In order to remove language barriers in our service provision, SWAN's outreach staff and volunteers speak fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.  All worker resources published by SWAN are produced and available in both English and Chinese.


​By prioritizing cultural-specific supports, SWAN continues to earn and maintain respect and trust with the women we serve, to increase their safety in accessing our services, and to remain effectively responsive to their unique and ever-changing needs. 

SWAN's services are free and confidential. 


For direct services in English, Mandarin or Cantonese,

call or text 778-865-6343, send an email,

or contact us on WeChat.


SWAN operates independently from government, law enforcement and faith-based groups.

With gratitude for the wisdom of all First Peoples, 

we acknowledge that we live & work on the stolen ancestral lands

of the Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Nations.  




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