Lean In, Stand Up: Learning Male Allyship Conference

Men have a plethora of ways to stop violence including gender-based violence whenever it occurs. The Male Ally Network (M.A.N) was created on that exact premise.  M.A.N understands the need for men to unlearn the toxic ideologies of manhood, understand that he has inherent privilege, use that privilege to become an active bystander and male ally and to help end gender base...
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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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December 6th

  December 6, 1989 − December 6, 2015: Keeping Their Legacy Alive December 6, 1989: in 22 minutes, 27 people were injured and 14 women were killed at Montreal’s École Polytechnique by a gunman before he turned the trigger on himself. The gunman had studied for admission to the school, but was not accepted – a decision he blamed on “affirmative action” policies...
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Peaceful Protest on January 9th

Comedian Bill Cosby is coming to Hamilton Place on Friday, January 9/15. Many women have shared their allegations of being drugged and raped by Cosby. A group of community members want to send a message to the world that Hamilton, and indeed Canada, supports not just these women but all survivors of sexual violence. This issue is part of a much larger problem in which surviv...
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New Year’s Day

The SAVIS office will be closed on Thursday, January 1st (New Year's Day). We will open again on Friday, January 2nd at 9:00am. Our crisis and support line operates 24/7, even when our office is closed. If you are in need of crisis support, call 905-875-1555. We want to wish everyone in our community a peaceful and united 2015.
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Bill Cosby and Victim-Blaming

The New York post recently published an article where they detailed how Bill Cosby has hired a team of private investigators to find out personal information about his accusers. The method of attempting to discredit survivors through their personal history is not a new one. Historically, this kind of information has been used against female survivors in particular. In the...
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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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