We work with female, male and transgendered current and former sex workers. When possible we can provide services and support to youth and families of those involved in sex work.
Sex workers are staff, board members, volunteers and members.
The criminalization of sex work or aspects of it, along with the misconceptions being forced by Canadian government that all sex workers are victims of human trafficking in need of 'rescue'.
Also, the barriers which sex workers face in accessing social services and health services due to the stigma attached to the work they do.
Stepping Stone provides critical services to a marginalized population. Our drop-in centre is a hub of activity with various monthly programs which sex workers identify the need for. Peer support, anonymous HIV testing, medical professionals, housing support, advocacy and referrals are all offered at our drop-in. We also provide court support and outreach services, all of which are done from a harm-reduction model.