Statement on charges in Rehtaeh Parsons case

August 9, 2013 With the charges being laid in connection to the Rehtaeh Parsons case, our thoughts continue to be with Rehtaeh’s family. Making and distribution of child pornography charges have been laid in this case, which sends a message to the community that these actions are criminal and will be taken seriously. Given the prevalence of the spreading of …

Statement on Energy Rush concert featuring Chris Brown in HRM

July 15, 2013 While our organization focuses primarily on the issue of sexualized violence, we strongly condemn all forms of violence against women. The announcement that Chris Brown is the headlining act for this summer’s Energy Rush concert at Alderney Landing is disappointing. By inviting Chris Brown, known for his violent behavior and assault on Rihanna, to perform here sends …

May is Sexual Awareness Month

Please see the two PDF’s below for information on Sexual Awareness Month: http://avaloncentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth.pdf http://avaloncentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/saamposter2013.pdf

Avalon Centre needs help! Please consider signing this petition

Please share: Avalon Sexual Assault Centre has been inundated with calls for help, counselling , assistance at schools, disclosures, and other support. Many people are in need of help or are in crisis following the Rehtaeh Parsons story and resulting ongoing attention. Prior to the tragic suicide death of Rehtaeh Parson’s Avalon Centre did not have adequate resources to respond …

New year, new Avalon

The past year was eventful at the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre office. Notably, as we renegotiated our rental contract, our landlord offered to renovate our existing offices. For those who haven’t visited recently, this office tour shows our renovations. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157632297723206″] Note: the renovations were paid for by our landlord, during lease negotiations  Our clients’ needs are our focus and …

Announcing The Avalon Model

After a year of work, the staff of the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre are pleased to release The Avalon Model : Empowering Individuals and Communities to Respond to Sexualized Violence policy document. The Avalon Model is meant as a template for government and communities to develop comprehensive sexual assault services throughout Nova Scotia. Over the years, service providers and government …