Halton’s 27th Annual Take Back the Night

SAVIS of Halton, in partnership with the members of the Take Back the Night Committee, invites you to attend Halton’s 27th annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march. This important community event will be held on September 14th, 2017 at the Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn Street in downtown Oakville and will run from 6:00 — 8:30 pm. Halton’s TBTN provides a sp...
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Human Trafficking in Halton: FREE Community Awareness Event

Join us for a FREE COMMUNITY AWARENESS event to learn more about Human Trafficking in the Halton Region.   Speakers will include representatives from the Halton Police, Elizabeth Fry, the Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (HCAHT), Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS) of Halton and survivors of human trafficking amongst others.  ...
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Male Ally Network Movie Night – Screening ‘The Mask You Live In’

Join us for a free film screening of 'The Mask You Live In', an award winning film which explores how America's narrow definition of masculinity is harming boy, men and society at large. Hosted at the Roxy Coffee Shop in Acton, the event will start at 6:00 pm. To reserve a seat please email savis@savisofhalton.org or call 905-825-3622.  
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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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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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Women’s History Month

October is a time to recognize how the past is not just "history", but "her story" too. Over the years, many women have made significant contributions to Canada. One example is Elizabeth Bagshaw, who was one of Canada's first female doctors. In 1932, she helped to open the country's first birth control clinic. Although illegal at the time, Elizabeth believed these clinics we...
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Volunteers Needed!

This fall, we will be providing our annual front line training for new volunteers who are interested in dedicating their time to the SAVIS 24 hour support/crisis line. SAVIS also holds different trainings throughout the year for opportunities including: Community outreach and staffing information booths Office administration Special events/fundraising Working the m...
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Farewell Sophia

Sophia Raja was the Senior Sharing Circle Project Coordinator at SAVIS. Sophia started her work here in June 2011, and since then has facilitated many senior sharing circles, providing support and education about elder abuse. Her work has been very much appreciated and we wish her all the best in the future!
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New e-Learning Grant

We are pleased and excited to announce that we achieved funding for an e-Learning program from the Canadian Women's Foundation (CWF). The Program Coordinator will create anti-violence curriculum modules for grade nine students. This curriculum will provide education for both students and teachers on violence prevention in new and engaging ways that youth can relate to. We...
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