Natasha Potvin

Natasha Potvin joined the Legal Network’s board of directors in 2017.

She has been involved in the sex industry for over two decades. For the last ten years, she has been actively working to advance the human rights of people who are living with HIV, people who use drugs, and people who are involved in the sex industry. She has advocated at international, national and local levels for the safety, social inclusion and the rights of sex workers. Natasha has been focusing her energies on Canadian laws that impact sex work, particularly Bill C-36. In June of 2014, she was invited to share her perspective as a sex worker during the hearings on Bill C-36 held at the House of Commons.

Natasha currently works at AIDS Vancouver Island in Victoria, B.C., as a support worker for the organization’s drop-in centre and overdose prevention room. She has served as a board member of Peers Victoria, a resource for people who are involved in the sex industry, and has been a consultant for the Advisory Group of the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS.

In 2013, she worked as a bilingual research coordinator on “Gender, Violence and Health: Contexts of vulnerabilities, resiliencies and care among people in the sex industry,” a project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research that included multiple researchers located in various sites across Canada.

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