Lydia a pseudonym to protect her identity told The Telegram that other than a couple of regular clients, she is out of work.
How will we survive? It is not a recognized industry, nor does it lend itself to easy identification of people who would want to avail of financial supports.
The Telegram asked spokespeople with Employment and Social Development Canada whether any supports recently announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can apply to sex workers, such as the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit, but did not receive a response by press deadline.
I consider myself self-employed, and we deserve the same supports as other people who are self-employed.
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Jarvis said sex workers are a diverse population. While some have mortgages, and are worried about the long-term effects of choosing not to engage in in-person sex work in order to practice physical distancing, other workers are among the most marginalized people in society.
Street-based sex work is often about extreme poverty and people who have been left behind by our systems. Jarvis said their lives are now at increased risk Pure dating app many of the community supports they rely on, such as spaces they can drop in to stay warm, or to obtain free meals, are more limited now due to concerns about spreading the coronavirus.
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