Edmonton Shootings & Domestic Violence

The story of the recent shootings in Edmonton was trending on Twitter this morning. Six adults and two children were killed by the gunman. In this CBC article, Edmonton's police chief, Rod Knecht, stated that: "It appears to be an extreme case of domestic violence gone awry," and confirmed that the killings were planned and deliberate. The shooter was known to the police,...
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Program Coordinator Position Available

SAVIS of Halton is hiring for a (28 hours/week) program coordinator.  We are looking for a dynamic, skilled woman or woman-identified person with a commitment to the design, management and implementation of a variety of programs. Related experience and post-secondary education in social work, education, child and youth development or a related field Excellent organization...
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SAVIS Holiday Hours & Crisis Support

Crisis Support During the Holidays We recognize that the holidays can be a difficult time for many people. If you need immediate assistance, our 24hr crisis and support line number is: 905-875-1555 Our crisis and support line is available 24/7, even on statutory holidays.   During the holiday season, SAVIS maintains our regular office hours with the excepti...
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Counsellor Position Available

SAVIS of Halton is hiring for a part time (21 hours/week) counsellor position.  We are looking for a dynamic, skilled woman (or woman identified) with a client centered approach. University degree and work experience; Experience providing individual counselling and group facilitation; Ability to work in a busy environment; Evening hours are required. For full deta...
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Survivors of Sexual Violence

SAVIS of Halton is reaching out to all survivors of sexual violence, their support people, as well as to anyone who may find themselves as a bystander in situations of sexual violence. In this letter to our community, we respond to recent disclosures of violence against women and media attention regarding why many survivors of abuse do not feel able to report to police. R...
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Take Back the Night

Halton Residents celebrate 24th Annual Take Back The Night in Oakville On Thursday September 18th the Halton Take Back the Night committee hosted Halton’s 24th Annual Take Back the Night (TBTN). Fourteen community partners and community members including the Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton (SAVIS), Halton ADAPT, The AIDS Network, Halton Communi...
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25 Everyday Examples of Rape Culture

25 Everyday Examples of Rape Culture March 10, 2014 by Shannon Ridgway (Trigger Warning: Sexual Violence) Chances are, as feminists and other liberal-minded people, most of you have heard the phrase “rape culture.” It’s used often in feminist circles, and it describes a very important social conditioning that we experience culturally. But how many of you know w...
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Farewell Islena!

Islena Reyes Montenegro was SAVIS’ Child Care/Group Assistant worker. She has been with SAVIS since 2009. Islena was a wonderful contributor through her time with us. We are sorry to see her go but we certainly wish her well in all her future endeavours.
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Volunteer Spotlight

“Hi!  My name is Aliya Mohamed, and I got involved with SAVIS because I have always had a passion for women's issues and helping people with their problems.  Although this usually applied to friends, the idea of being able to help strangers through times of crisis was compelling, and the reality has proven to be challenging but incredibly rewarding.  I learned about SAVIS throu...
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Women’s Self Care Drop-In Group

The Women’s Self Care Drop-In Groups are being held every other week. When: Fridays 1-3 pm Where: 1515 Rebecca Street Suite 227 (second floor of the Oakville South Centre, formally known as Hopedale Mall) Languages: Primarily English with Spanish interpretation     OAKVILLE MARCH 7 &   21 APRIL 4 &   18 MAY 2, 16   & 30   ...
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