Employment Opportunity: Executive Director (Regular Full-time)

Job Description The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.  A detailed Job Description is available upon request. Key Responsibilities Leadership Operational planning and management Program planning and management Human resources planning and management Financial planning and management Community relations/advocacy Risk management Key …

Avalon’s Letter to Dalhousie President on their Approach of Dealing with the Misogynistic Events at the Dalhousie School of Dentistry

Dear President Florizone, Dalhousie University has taken the first step in recognizing the impact of the actions of the DDS 2015 Gentlemen on the women involved, the Dalhousie community, and the general public. However, it is just one small step towards addressing this issue and protecting the women involved. Although restorative justice practices can be effective methods of healing, we …

Employment Opportunity: Relational Healing Therapist Position (Term)

Job Description: The Relational Healing Term Therapist will provide individual interpersonal trauma healing counselling services to women and trans individuals, 16-years and older, who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault or are non-offending parents of sexually abused children.  This one-year, full-time therapeutic counselling position will carry a caseload primarily focused on providing relational trauma healing counselling to clients …

Rolling Revolution! Cats Glare Back at Sexual Street Harassment and Sexual Violence

Cats Call Back! Calling all cool cats, fat cats, tom cats, felines, and familiars. We’re hissing at street harassment and sexualized violence and saying no more will we feel unsafe walking, running, rolling, skating, and strolling in our city. No more will we allow a culture which tells us that cat calls are just compliments. That we should be flattered …

Employment Opportunity: Therapeutic Trauma Healing Counselling Position (Term)

 This position has been filled Job Description: Provide individual therapeutic trauma healing counselling services to women and trans individuals, 16-years and older, who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault or are non-offending parents of sexually abused children. This one-year, full-time term counselling position will carry a caseload primarily focused on providing relational trauma healing counselling to clients who …

Statement on the Tentative Settlement in Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Case

June 5, 2014 We were relieved and pleased to see this week that the Government of Nova Scotia has reached a tentative settlement with the former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children. We would like to acknowledge the tremendous courage and strength of the victims/survivors in addressing the issues of systemic racism and abuse. We hope that …

Press Release: International Movement “Denim Day” Comes to Halifax

April 9, 2014 An international movement which aims to make a social statement with a fashion statement is being launched in Halifax Regional Municipality by Avalon Sexual Assault Centre. On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Avalon is encouraging people throughout Halifax to wear jeans in support of sexual assault survivors. “The movement started in Italy in the 1990s after a rape …

Light After Dark concert and silent auction on May 1

We’re hosting our annual fundraising event Light After Dark at the Company House on May 1. This is the sixth year for this event and the proceeds help Avalon to continue our work with victims/survivors of sexualized violence. Please call our office to purchase tickets and we look forward to seeing you on May 1!