SWAN Vancouver Society

Registered Name: Supporting Women's Alternatives Network (SWAN Vancouver) Society

Business Number: 853176295RR0001

SWAN celebrates the unique diversities, lived experiences and wisdom of im/migrant workers, and values them as essential within all women's, workers' and sex workers' rights movements.

Our Mission

To promote the rights of im/migrant women engaged in sex work through front-line service provision and systemic advocacy.

Our Vision

Safety, rights, and freedoms for im/migrant women engaged in sex work.

Position Statements

SWAN recognizes sex work is not trafficking, sexual exploitation, or child and youth exploitation.

SWAN supports, promotes and advocates for the decriminalization of sex work, and for the enactment of evidence-based laws that will uphold equal human rights, safety, and protections for all individuals engaged in any form of sex work.

Read more on our position statements here.

Our Services

SWAN's services are free, confidential, and offered in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.  

SWAN welcomes and supports all trans and gender-diverse im/migrant women. 

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

SWAN is a member of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women and the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform, and a supporter of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects.

What People Are Saying

"I can't believe an organization like yours exists. Since I talked to you, I have felt so much relief. I am very lonely and don't know any people here. It's really good to have you here and to have someone I can trust. "

— Jane Doe , Read More

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