Ontario & Toronto
Power- Sex Worker Organization
Ottawa Police Service
Non emergency 613-236-6211
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 AIDS Committee of Ottawa
251 Bank Street, Suite 700
Ottawa, ON K2P 1X3
Toll free in Ontario, Quebec: 1-800-461-2182
Peterborough Police Service
500 Water Street,
Toll Free 1-888-876-1122
Lakefield Community Office
12 Queen Street, Box 96
Victim Support Line
Phone Number 1.888.579.2888
Toronto Sex Workers Action Project
526 Richmond St. 1st Floor
Toronto, ON, M5A 1R3
SPOC (Sex Professionals of Canada)
P.O. Box # 305
245 Gerrard St. E.
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.
Hamilton Police Services
All requests requiring immediate attention must be directed to 911(emergency) or 905-546-4925 (switchboard – non-emergency).
Victims Services Branch
Elizabeth Fry Hamilton
Main St E & Holton Ave S
905-527-3097 ext. 237
AIDS Network (Hamilton)
140 King Street East, Suite 101
Hamilton, ON L8N 1B2
Toll free: 1-866-563-0563
Sex Workers Action Program Hamilton
Greater/Grand Sudbury Police
190 Brady Street
Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 1C7
Réseau Access (AIDS) Network
111 Larch Street, Suite 400
Sudbury, ON P3E 4T5
Toll free 1-800-465-2437
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Thunder Bay Detachment
221 Archibald St. N.
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 3Y3
Elevate NWO (AIDS Thunder Bay)
106 Cumberland St. N. #102
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4M2
Tel.: 807-345-1516 (toll free in 807 region: 1-800-488-5840)
Thunder Bay Police Service
1200 Balmoral St., Thunder Bay,
ON, P7B 5Z5
Phone: 807 604-1200
OPP (Ontario Provincial Police)
Toll free: 1888-310-1122