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 …

Holiday Closure: April 14 &17, 2017

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre will be closed on Friday, April 14th for Good Friday and Monday, April 17th for Easter Monday. We will re-open on Tuesday, April 18th. 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) …

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 …

Heritage Day Closure: February 20, 2017

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre will be closed on Monday, February 20th for Heritage Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, February 21. 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 …

Storm Closure: February 16, 2017

Storm Closure: February 16, 2017 As a precaution and to ensure safety of clients and staff members, Avalon Centre will be closed until noon today. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.