Summer Student Job Opportunity: Reception and Office Support

In accordance with the Canadian Summer Career Placement Program,   Candidates must be: 16-30 years of age Registered in an accredited education program full time for 2014/2015 and must be returning to a full time program in 2015/2016 Canadian citizen   Candidate must not: Be employed full time elsewhere Be related to employees and Board members of the Avalon Sexual …

Summer Student Job Opportunity: Community Education

NOW CLOSED In accordance with the Canadian Summer Career Placement Program, Candidates must be: 16 – 30 years of age Registered in an accredited education program full time for 2014/15 and must be returning to a full time program in 2015/16. Canadian Citizen Candidates must not: Be employed full time else where Be related to employees or Board members of …

SANE in the News

Last week, Avalon SANE Coordinator, Susan Wilson spoke with the Chronicle Herald about Avalon Centre’s community based SANE model.  Nova Scotia is the only Province in Canada that has community based SANE programs (in HRM and in Antigonish) that are trauma informed.  The Avalon SANE program has one of the highest retention rate of nurses in Canada, ensuring that we …

Harmonizing: Collectively Resisting Sexualized Violence

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is partnering with the Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Centre to hold a community launch around issues of sexualized violence. We are holding space to hear from community members and organizations on their work in resisting sexualized violence. Sexualized violence is a community issue and can only be ended through responding and resisting collectively. Join us for an …

For Immediate Release: Community Based Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs

For Immediate Release:                                         April 27, 2015 Community Based Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs (Halifax, NS) – April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  People and communities across Nova Scotia and throughout Canada are saying it is time to put a stop …

Feminist Campus Speaking Tour

This April, the national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) theme, as presented by the National Sexual Violence Resource Centre, will focus on campus sexual violence prevention. The goal of SAAM 2015 is to support campuses in creating a culture of prevention and effective, trauma-informed response. It’s time to act to create learning environments where all are engaged in prevention. Everyone …

The Office is Closed Today Due to Storm – Thursday March 19

The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre will remain CLOSED today (Thursday March 19) due to the storm and the safety of our clients.  If you require immediate services following a recent sexual assault call the Avalon SANE response line (902-425-0122).  The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Stay safe out there!

Public Announcement: Executive Director Jackie Stevens

The Board of Directors and Staff of Avalon Sexual Assault Centre are pleased to announce the appointment of Jackie Stevens to the position of Executive Director. Jackie assumes this role after being in an acting capacity since April 2014. Jackie is a highly dedicated professional with a Masters degree in Sociology and over 25 years of experience working in women’s …

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE): Casual on-call positions available

Scope of the Position:  The Avalon SANE Program is a community based model operating within HRM.  Accountable to the SANE Program Coordinator, the on-call SANE is responsible for providing medical/forensic examinations to sexual assault victims of all genders and ages. The on-call SANE works as an independent contractor for the Avalon SANE Program, providing care that is consistent with the …