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Fonds AM1608 - PEERS Vancouver Resource Society fonds

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PEERS Vancouver Resource Society fonds

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AM1608

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  • 2001-2011 (Creation)
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    PEERS Vancouver Resource Society

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0.7 metre of textual records

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(2001-2012)

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PEERS Vancouver Resource Society was a non-profit society established by ex-sex trade workers and community supporters. The Society was incorporated in 2001 and was formerly named Prostitutes Empowerment Education Resource Society Vancouver. The name changed to PEERS Vancouver Resource Society in 2008.

The mandate of the Society was to:

  • empower, educate and support sex trade workers
  • respect those in sex industry and work to improve their safety and working
    conditions
  • assist individuals who desire to leave the sex industry and strive to increase
    public understanding

Over the years, PEERS Vancouver Resource Society was the only agency in Vancouver dedicated to help sex workers leave the sex industry. The Society helped hundreds of clients to achieve long-term life-changes through programming, public education and peer support.

After more than 10 years of service, PEERS Vancouver Resource Society was closed in 2012 due to lack of funding.

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The fonds consists of meeting minutes, constitution, financial records, program files and reference files documenting the operation of the Society. The fonds has been organized into the following series: Administrative files, Program files and Reference files.

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Donated by Richard O'Donnell in 2012.

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  • English

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