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 …

Employment Opportunity: Executive Director (Regular Full-time)

Job Description The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.  A detailed Job Description is available upon request. Key Responsibilities Leadership Operational planning and management Program planning and management Human resources planning and management Financial planning and management Community relations/advocacy Risk management Key …

Avalon’s Letter to Dalhousie President on their Approach of Dealing with the Misogynistic Events at the Dalhousie School of Dentistry

Dear President Florizone, Dalhousie University has taken the first step in recognizing the impact of the actions of the DDS 2015 Gentlemen on the women involved, the Dalhousie community, and the general public. However, it is just one small step towards addressing this issue and protecting the women involved. Although restorative justice practices can be effective methods of healing, we …

Employment Opportunity: Relational Healing Therapist Position (Term)

Job Description: The Relational Healing Term Therapist will provide individual interpersonal trauma healing counselling services to women and trans individuals, 16-years and older, who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault or are non-offending parents of sexually abused children.  This one-year, full-time therapeutic counselling position will carry a caseload primarily focused on providing relational trauma healing counselling to clients …

Rolling Revolution! Cats Glare Back at Sexual Street Harassment and Sexual Violence

Cats Call Back! Calling all cool cats, fat cats, tom cats, felines, and familiars. We’re hissing at street harassment and sexualized violence and saying no more will we feel unsafe walking, running, rolling, skating, and strolling in our city. No more will we allow a culture which tells us that cat calls are just compliments. That we should be flattered …