News & Events

QuitNow Smoking Cessation Workshops | For Male-identified Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, THREE-PART SERIES | 7PM – 7:45PM | FREE EVENT

November 6

November 13

December 4

QuitNow with the BC Lung Association is joining Transitions at The Corner to present on the benefits of quitting, myths and facts of smoking cessation, nicotine replacement therapy, and carbon monoxide testing. Participants will have an opportunity to speak with a professional about beginning the cessation process and get connected with low or no cost resources. For more information, call HIM at 604-488-1001 ext 232 or email marlena@checkhimout.ca.

Safer Housing for Sex Workers | For All Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019 | 12:30PM – 4:00PM | FREE EVENT

The Metro Vancouver Consortium and the Transitions team are seeking 20 people with sex work experience to a community forum to provide input about current housing policies and barriers to safer housing for sex workers. All genders and cultures are encouraged to register. A $30 honorarium and lunch will be provided for participation. For more information or to register, call Marlena at 604-369-9704 or email marlena@checkhimout.ca. The forum will be held at nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch, 730 East Hastings Street in Vancouver.

Sharing Circle for Sex Workers | For All Sex Workers

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 | 12:30PM – 3:30PM | FREE EVENT

The Metro Vancouver Consortium and the Transitions team is hosting a Sharing Circle for Sex Workers – Let’s Talk Stigma in collaboration with the Metro Vancouver Indigenous Services Society (MVISS) and the Saa-ust Centre. The theme of this Sharing Circle is stigma! Sex Workers of all cultures and genders are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so register early! For more information or to register, call Nicole at 236-863-2220 or email wishtransitions@wishdropincentre.org. The Sharing Circle will be held at the Saa-ust Centre, 44 East Cordova Street in Vancouver.

Healing Circle for Sex Workers | For All Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 | 12:30PM – 3:30PM | FREE EVENT

The Metro Vancouver Consortium and the Transitions team is hosting its second Healing Circle for Sex Workers in collaboration with the Metro Vancouver Indigenous Services Society (MVISS) and the Saa-ust Centre. Sex Workers of all cultures and genders are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so register early! For more information or to register, call Kit (Monday through Thursday, 9:00-5:00pm) at 604-880-5914 or email kit@pace-society.org. The Healing Circle will be held at the Saa-ust Centre, 44 East Cordova Street in Vancouver.

Healing Circle for Sex Workers | For All Sex Workers

TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2019 | 12:30PM – 3:30PM | FREE EVENT

The Metro Vancouver Consortium and the Transitions team is hosting a Healing Circle for Sex Workers in collaboration with the Metro Vancouver Indigenous Services Society (MVISS) and the Saa-ust Centre. Sex Workers of all genders are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so register early! For more information or to register, call Candace Parnell at 604-697-5662 or email Transitions@aboriginalfrontdoor.com. The Healing Circle will be held at the Saa-ust Centre, 44 East Cordova Street in Vancouver.

Beading workshop with Candace Parnell | For All Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019 | 12:30PM – 3:00PM | FREE EVENT

Candace Parnell is facilitating a Beading workshop. Learn to bead your own necklace. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so register early! For more information or to register, call Candace at 604-697-5662 or email candaceafds@gmail.com. Aboriginal Front Door Society is located at 384 Main Street at the corner of Main and Hasting in Vancouver.

Employment Workshop for Sex Workers | For Male-identified Sex Workers

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019 | 7:00PM – 8:00PM | FREE EVENT

Looking for employment? Unsure where to begin? Join Billy and Transitions at The Corner on February 27 at 7pm for our Employment workshop. We will review community employment resources, learn how to create cover letters and resumes that work for you and consider options for further pathways.  Honorariums for participation are provided. For more information or to register, call HIM at 604-488-1001 or email billy@checkhimout.ca. See you there!

Traumatic Losses Healing Circle | For All Sex Workers

STARTS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019 | 12:30PM – 3:00PM | FREE EVENT

This 8-week program facilitated by Aboriginal Front Door Society runs once a week on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 3:00 pm. It starts February 6, 2019 and ends March 27, 2019. The Traumatic Losses Healing Circle is designed to help people process the grief and pain they feel at the loss of a loved one using Indigenous Culture. Lunch is provided.

Space is limited, so prior registration is required. Please contact Candace Parnell at 604-697-5662 or email candaceafds@gmail.com to register or for more information. AFDS is located at 384 Main Street at the corner of Main and Hasting in Vancouver.