The BC Bad Date and Aggressor Reporting (BC BDAR) Project is a three-year project to create a provincially integrated bad date reporting system across BC.
A Bad Date Reporting System is a sex worker led response to report violent incidents or safety concerns to peers and/or outreach workers. These incidents and concerns are tracked in databases and distributed to help keep each other safe.
The BC BDAR project will build a tool that will incorporate all communities and sectors of sex workers in BC.
BC BDAR documents, newsletters, media and other resources.
Over the next three years we invite sex workers and sex worker-serving projects, programs, networks, and organizations across BC to be deeply involved in the design and implementation of the BC BDAR tool and related education opportunities through extensive province-wide community consultations, surveys, forums, and advisory groups. We will update this webpage with our progress and upcoming ways to get involved. Stay tuned and watch this space or sign up to our newsletter for upcoming opportunities.
Project initiation & internal capacity building
July – Dec 2021
Consultation Planning & Design
Jan – Nov 2022
Research & Consultations
Jan 2022– Jun 2023
Analysis & Reporting
July - Dec 2023
BDAR System Creation & Testing
July 2023 - May 2024
System Launch, Education & Advocacy
May 2024 - Dec 2024
The BC BDAR Project gratefully and respectfully acknowledges that our work spans across 198 First Nations and 39 Métis chartered communities in what is currently known as British Columbia.
Our staff and Working Group members acknowledge that they work from the traditional, unceded (stolen) territories of the K’ómoks First Nation, the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, the Lekwungen and W_SÁNEC peoples, and the Sinixt, the Ktunaxa, and the Syilx peoples respectively.