FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Panel Discussion Will Address Sexualized Violence in Our Legal System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Panel Discussion Will Address Sexualized Violence in Our Legal System Halifax | The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is celebrating almost 35 years of service this week with a panel discussion, Sexualized Violence in the Legal System: Challenges and Opportunities, after its annual general meeting. Community partners, media, government officials and friends of Avalon are invited to attend this …

Call for Volunteers!

We’re looking for volunteers to join an Event Planning Committee! Members of the committee will work closely with the Avalon Board of Directors and staff to execute a special event that will raise funds for Avalon. Members will be responsible for executing the event from beginning to end, attending regular meetings, and committing approximately 10 hours/month to the committee. We …

Nova Scotia Chief Justice Michael MacDonald Announces Review Committee RE: Provincial Court Judge Gregory Lenehan

Today, Nova Scotia chief justice Michael MacDonald announced the formation of a review committee that will further investigate complaints filed against provincial court Judge Gregory Lenehan. Avalon is interested in systemic outcomes that improve women’s equality and remain supportive of the principles of both judicial accountability and judicial independence. We believe that judges have an important role to play in …

Office Closure Labor Day

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre will be closed Monday, September 4th, 2017 for Labor day. We will return to regular business hours on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. If you or someone you know has experienced a recent sexual assault (Within the last 5 days) we encourage you to call our 24/7 S.A.N.E (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) response line at: (902) 425-0122. …

Avalon Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter

Click here to read our latest news in Avalon’s Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter. If you haven’t already, visit our homepage and sign up for email updates to receive our quarterly newsletter in your  inbox!  

Holiday Closure: Natal Day

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre will be closed on Monday, August 7 for Natal Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, August 8. If you or someone you know has experienced a recent sexual assault (Within the last 5 days) we encourage you to call our 24/7 S.A.N.E (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) response line at: (902) 425-0122. If this is an emergency …

Avalon is Recruiting New Board Members

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is a non-profit, community-based, feminist organization working to eliminate sexual assault/abuse and to change the current socio-political culture that fosters sexism, social justice and other forms of oppression. The Centre  provides immediate care and support, counselling, advocacy and community education. We are recruiting new members to join the Board of Directors. Individuals who come to the …

Holiday Closure: Canada Day

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre will be closed on Monday, July 3 for Canada Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, July 4. If you or someone you know has experienced a recent sexual assault (Within the last 5 days) we encourage you to call our 24/7 S.A.N.E (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) response line at: (902) 425-0122. If this is an emergency …

Employment Opportunity: Sexual Assault Navigation Therapist

Job Description: The Sexual Assault Navigator Therapist will provide short-term therapeutic counselling sessions that are trauma-informed/specific and culturally appropriate to women and trans individuals, 16 years and older, who have experienced a recent sexual assault and/or sexual harassment, past sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse, as well as, information sessions to non-offending parents. A specific focus will be on providing …