Holiday Office Closure

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre will be closed Monday, February 19th for Nova Scotia Heritage Day. We will reopen on Tuesday February 20th. 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 …

Me Too

  #MeToo It takes courage and strength for a person to disclose that they have survived experiences of sexualized violence.  It’s because people have broken the silence, by sharing their experiences online, to their community, or even to just one person, that we are beginning to see societal and systemic change, but we still have a long way to go.  …

Panel discusses problems and opportunities around how the justice system handles sexualized violence

“What needs to exist for victims/survivors of sexualized violence/abuse to access justice?” This question was at the core of a recent panel discussion on “Sexualized Violence in the Legal System: Challenges and Opportunities”, that followed Avalon’s annual general meeting in September. The panelists were Stephanie Carlisle (supervisor on the Halifax Regional Police sexual assault unit), Susan McKay (regional Crown Attorney), …

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 …