Community of Practice
Join our Community of Practice to engage in sustainable advocacy; policy reform; addressing stigma; and creating change to increase safety and options for peers in the Yukon.
What's involved in joining the SWAP Community of Practice?
virtual meetings every other month with an honorarium provided for your time
quarterly newsletters via email to keep you updated with the latest information and news from SWAP and our allied networks, such as the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects
assessment & feedback from peers about your organization's accessibility to peers
sharing updates & recommendations on emerging practices/policies & language for supporting peers, researched by the YSWC and vetted by people with lived experiences
prioritized access to training opportunities for effectively supporting peers in our communities
participation in a supportive environment to work to collectively address stigma; amplify, support and learn from peer voices; develop a network of support for social service providers to sustain their ongoing work to be allies; and to advocate for sex work law reform to reduce harm against people who work in the sex industry and people who have experienced exploitation/trafficking
Theory of Change
Our plan to implement & measure change to increase safety & options for peers.
Watch our Theory of Change video to learn more about our Community of Practice and how it contributes to our shared goals of decriminalization, decolonization, and destigmatization.
All the news, now delivered.
Too busy for another meeting in your life? We get it! Stay involved from a distance and sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter - all the updates delivered straight to your inbox. Yep, sometimes a meeting can be an email.
Support for Peers
We work to amplify voices, create a supportive, reciprocal peer network and provide a platform for peers to share their stories - in any medium! We currently are working with paints, pictures, photography, collages, video creation, podcast-dreamin' and are always up to a craft or 12 with our peer-led support program, Sugar & Mace. Open to people of all genders aged 18+. Contact our Peer Facilitator for peer support info - we are currently meeting in person with COVID safety measures in effect and are working towards a virtual option as well. Stay tuned!