Legal Aid Ontario
Atrium On Bay
40 Dundas Street West, Suite 200
Toronto: (416) 979-1446
Toll Free: 1-800-668-8258
Ottawa Police Service
Power- Sex Worker Organization
Ottawa Police Service Victim Crisis Unit
(not a 24 hour service) at 236-1222, ext. 5822 (TTY 760-8009).
You may be prompted to leave a message.
Someone will get back to you as quickly as possible
Ottawa Police Bad Date Tip Line
Sex workers who are victims of assaults can call 1-800-303-5407 and leave a message with information about the attacks.
Ottawa Victims Services/Services aux Victimes d’Ottawa
250 City Centre, Suite 600
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6K7
The Living Room
251 Bank Street, Suite 700
Ottawa, ON K2P 1X3
Tel.: (613) 563-0851 (toll free in Ontario, Quebec: 1-800-461-2182)
Fax: (613) 238-3425
The Men’s Project (Ottawa Office)
180 Argyle Street, Suite 321
Ottawa, ON K2P 1B7
Tel.: (613) 230-6179 (toll free in Ontario : 1-877-677-6532)
Fax: (613) 230-6173
Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service
500 Water Street, Box 2050
Victim Support Line
Phone Number 1.888.579.2888
The Toronto Prostitutes’ Community Project
298 A Gerrard St. E. 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON, M5A 2G7
P.O. Box # 305
400 Parliament St.
The following resources were copied from SPOC website in solidarity;
Special Victims, Toronto Sex Crimes Unit information
If you have had a bad date, unless it is an emergency situation, (in which case call 911), it’s not always the best idea to go to, or phone your local police station to report it. The treatment you receive there may be indifferent, bad or good.
SPOC strongly recommends calling and / or going to see the people at Special Victims, Toronto Sex Crimes Unit.
Over the past 4 years, Special Victims Unit has been doing a lot of good work with sex worker organizations, including SPOC, in a genuine effort to help us with regard to bad clients.
They are not interested in your previous criminal record (if you have one). They’re also very good about any outstanding warrants you may have. Experience with them so far, (June 2009) is that unless warrants are for homicide, they’re not interested. Special Victims Unit has been very sensitive to sex workers situations and concerns.
Also, they won’t pressure you to charge the bad client if you’re unsure about or are unable to do so. Special Victims Unit is interested in, and now keeps a data base on reported bad clients, so that if you are unable to charge him for whatever reason, someone else down the road may. All reports are important in helping them build cases against bad clients.
The best go-to people at Special Victims Unit are:
Detective Wendy Leaver. Direct line: 416-808-7446.
(Note to Det. Leaver, please do not retire).
Detective Constable Leanne Marchan. Direct line: 416-808-7454
Special Victims Unit phone number is: 416-808-7474.
Their 24hr cell is: 416-456-7259.
Also, they now have a Bad Date hotline. It’s an anonymous voicemail. If you just want to phone in the info, and nothing more, the number is 416-808-0000.
Butterfly – Asian and Migrant sex worker network
Butterfly was formed by sex workers, social workers, legal and health professionals. It provides support to, and advocates for, the rights of Asian and migrant sex workers.
AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
399 Church Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON M5B 2J6
Tel.: (416) 340-8484
Fax: (416) 340-8224
Hamilton Police Services
All requests requiring immediate attention must be directed to 911(emergency) or (905) 546-4925 (switchboard – non-emergency).
Victims Services Branch
Main St E & Holton Ave S
AIDS Network (Hamilton)
140 King Street East, Suite 101
Hamilton, ON L8N 1B2
Tel.: (905) 528-0854 (toll free: 1-866-563-0563)
Fax: (905) 528-6311
Sex Workers Action Program Hamilton
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
1310 Sparks Street
Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 2C8
Phone: (705) 671-0645
Fax: (705) 670-5599
Access AIDS Network (Sudbury Office)
111 Elm Street, Suite 203
Sudbury, ON P3C 3X5
Tel.: (705) 688-0500
Fax: (705) 688-0423
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Thunder Bay Detachment
221 North Archibald Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 3Y3
Phone: (807) 623-2791
Fax: (807) 622-3728
AIDS Thunder Bay
574 Memorial Avenue
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3Z2
Tel.: (807) 345-1516 (toll free in 807 region: 1-800-488-5840)
Fax: (807) 345-2505
Thunder Bay Police Service
1200 Balmoral St., Thunder Bay,
ON, P7B 5Z5
Phone: 807 604-1200