Press Release re Judge Lenehan

For Immediate Release March 3, 2017 Press Release: The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre Sexual Assault Services along with organizations working with survivors of sexualized violence are calling for the removal from the bench of  Judge Gregory Lenehan following  the ruling he made on Wednesday, March 1 that found taxi driver Bassam Al-Rawi not guilty of sexual assault. In his statement …

Heritage Day Closure: February 20, 2017

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre will be closed on Monday, February 20th for Heritage Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, February 21. 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 …

Storm Closure: February 16, 2017

Storm Closure: February 16, 2017 As a precaution and to ensure safety of clients and staff members, Avalon Centre will be closed until noon today. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Storm Closure: February 14, 2017

Due to Metro Transit cancelling buses (until 5pm )and ferry service (until 7am) Tuesday February 14, Avalon Centre will be closed. We recognize that many staff members and clients will not have a safe or reliable way to travel to the office so are closing to ensure safety. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have experienced …

Storm Closure – February 13, 2017

Due to Metro Transit cancelling buses and ferry service Monday March 13, Avalon Centre will be closed. We recognise that many staff members and clients will not have a safe or reliable way to travel to the office so are claiming to ensure safety. We will post a message on Tuesday if the office is closed or will delay opening. …

Storm Closure: February 10, 2016

Storm Alert: Friday, February 10, 2017. As a precaution and to ensure safety of clients and staff members, Avalon Centre will be closed until noon today. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Employment Opportunity: Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Coordinator

Organizational Information: LEA Place Women’s Resource Centre is a feminist non-profit organization that works towards a dual mandate of direct service and social change with women and adolescent girls.  The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is a feminist non-profit organization working to eliminate sexual assault/abuse, and to change the current socio-political culture that fosters sexism, social injustice and other forms of …

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre has a new website

In collaboration with Christel LeBlanc from Forest Friend Creative Projects Avalon Centre has re-designed our website.  The intent of the new site is to make information about our programs and services, resources, and other information more accessible to the community.  It is a work in progress so over the new few months you will continue to see changes and new …

Office Closed for Staff Development

CLOSED Avalon Centre will be Closed on Thursday October 27th and Friday October 28th, 2016 for staff development. If you have experienced a recent sexual assault within the past 5 days/120 hours, please contact our S.A.N.E response line at 902-425-0122. If this is an Emergency, please contact 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital. For general inquiries, please contact our regular …