If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
Ottawa Independent Companions’ goal is to foster a sense of community among local independent sex workers, and provide a warm and welcoming space to collectively organize with other professional workers in our industry. Independent sex work can be isolating, and we believe that our collective power is more valuable when we work together, than when we work alone. OIC is run entirely for-and-by sex workers ourselves.
To stay connected with each other we use a professional online private members-only platform called Slack, as our central hub for communications. This is where we connect on industry related issues, discuss OIC activities and matters, nurture social networks and support systems, and cultivate safety structures. As members of OIC, we always conduct ourselves in accordance with our Statement of Values, both with our clients and with our colleagues.