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.  …

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 …

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!  

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 …

Avalon seeks commitment from candidates to address sexualized violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Avalon seeks commitment from candidates to address sexualized violence Halifax – In the run-up to the province’s May 30 election, Avalon Sexual Assault Centre (Avalon) is calling on candidates to continue addressing sexualized violence in Nova Scotia. “We want to make sure that whoever is elected is committed to ensuring that victims of sexualized violence have the …

LEAF and Avalon Sexual Assault Centre granted leave to intervene in R v Al-Rawi

May 12, 2017 LEAF and Avalon Sexual Assault Centre granted leave to intervene in R v Al-Rawi By an order dated May 12, 2017, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal granted the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and Avalon Sexual Assault Centre (Avalon) leave to intervene in R v Al-Rawi. R v Al-Rawi is an appeal by the …

Nova Scotia general election, 2017 – Questions to ask your candidate

1. How does your party plan to address sexualized violence in Nova Scotia? 2. What will your party do to ensure sexual assault services like those provided at Avalon Sexual Assault Centre have long-term, sustainable funding/secure futures? 3. How would your party ensure victims of sexualized violence have the services they need to heal? 4. How will women’s health be …

National Nursing Week, May 8-14

May 8-14 is National Nursing Week.  Avalon Sexual Assault Centre wants to acknowledge the contributions of the on call Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) who are an important part of the Avalon Team. SANEs are registered nurses who also have specialized training as sexual assault nurse examiners to respond to those of all ages and genders. They have the expertise to …

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 injustice 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 board …

Employment Opportunity: Administrative Assistant – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Position Title: Administrative Assistant – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program Category: Permanent Full Time – 5 days per week (35 hours) Scope of the Position: The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the SANE Coordinator and is responsible for providing secretarial and administrative support to the SANE Program. This position also provides administrative support to committees and working groups as …