ABOUT


PACE Society is located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, BC, Canada. We offer low-barrier programming and support in order to serve Vancouver’s most marginalized populations; people who often fall through the cracks due to ineligibility for services that require a fixed address or drug and alcohol abstinence can access our services. In this respect, PACE is on the frontline of support for those in Vancouver who need it most.



We are made up of dedicated, compassionate individuals who are committed to providing Sex Worker-led and driven programs and services to Sex Workers.



MISSION


PACE promotes safer working conditions by reducing harm and isolation through education and support. We believe that Sex Workers are valuable members of our community and are entitled to the same rights as all other human beings.



VISION


We envision a future where all sex workers are free from the risk of violence, discrimination, social stigmas, and harms so they may enjoy the same rights as all other Canadian citizens including the rights to life, liberty, security of the person, and equal protection under the law.



We hope for long-term commitments to social change within all levels of government and individual citizens to eradicate systemic issues that create disproportionate levels of poverty, homelessness, health concerns, and substance use within the Sex Work community, so that individuals can make safe, healthy, and informed decisions in their lives.


HISTORY


PACE was started informally by Paige Latin in her one bedroom apartment in Vancouver, in the early 1990’s. It was founded by former Sex Workers and their allies to provide relevant services and supports to women, youth, men and transgender Sex Workers. Through the tireless efforts and resources of the founding members – Paige Latin, Cindy Lou Powell, Nora Halley, Sandy Lipscombe, Daniel Howley and Sheila Griffin – and with the support of their allies, PACE became incorporated on March 10th, 1994.



Street Address

PACE Society
148 W. Hastings St, Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada

  • : (604) 872-7651
  • Hours: 10:30 - 4:30 (Monday - Thursday)




Media inquiries

Please contact info@pace-society.org.