Programming Connection

Sex Workers Program 

Montreal, Quebec

What is the Program?

The Sex Workers Program is an outreach program based at RÉZO that aims to prevent HIV and other STIs and to improve the quality of life of men who engage in sex work in Montreal by creating a community for sex workers and offering access to activities, support services and information. The program offers two distinct but connected services to male sex workers: street outreach and an evening drop-in program. The primary target group for both services is street-level male sex workers, but escorts, masseurs, dancers and others engaged in sex work via the Internet and peep shows also participate.

The drop-in centre, which serves 350 male sex workers, is situated in a confidential, unadvertised location and is promoted through outreach activities.