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.