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 …

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 …

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 …