Avalon continues to monitor provincial public health protocols and adjust our work practices as needed. Staff are working in community as permitted, at the Centre by appointment, and from home during other operating hours. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner response is to emergency rooms. Anyone who has experienced a sexual assault in the past 7 days can speak with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner at 902-425-0122 or proceed to Emergency for treatment and/or forensic evidence collection.
On April 7, 2022 members of the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre including Kristina Fifield, Trauma Therapist met with Claudia Chender for the press conference at Province House where the NDP tabled a bill to restrict the use of NDA's in sexual violence and harassment cases.
First steps have been made and the bill has been signed to end the harmful impacts that NDA’s have on survivors of sexual violence.
Thank you to our team who helped make this happen and to Jennifer Graves for sharing her story. Click here to read more.