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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No One Asks For It!

On Friday May 2nd 2014, we invite you to join SAVIS and the thousands of individuals and organizations across Canada wearing purple in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the No One Asks For It! campaign. We know that sexual abuse and sexualized violence in our communities is far more common than most people think. According to a 2006 Statistics Canada report, ...
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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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Tonight’s The Night To “Take Back The Night”

The 23rd Halton Annual “Take Back The Night” was a night of recognition and awareness of the issue of sexual violence against women, children and Trans people. SAVIS, along with ADAPT, The Aids Network, Halton Community Legal Services, Halton District School Board, Halton Regional Police, Halton Women’s Place, Joseph Brant Hospital, Nina’s Place, Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisi...
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V-Day 2014

On February 14, 2014 V-Day is commemorated to support the end of violence against women all over the world. This day allows time to reflect and think of all of the women who have died, suffered or are currently experiencing violence. On average, every 6 days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. (Statistics Canada, 2009). Top reasons why men should work...
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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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Zonta Presents: “Women On The Bridge”

On November 23, 2013 Zonta, along with WHAM (Women of Halton Action Movement) and SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services), said NO to violence against women by hosting an event on the Bridge at Navy and Lakeshore. Women were encouraged to come out with their signs and show their support of the cause by wearing orange. Approximately 35 people attended th...
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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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Welcome Laura!

Laura Davies is the Public Education placement student for SAVIS. She attends Sheridan College for her Social Service Worker diploma. Laura hopes to attend university for her Bachelor of Social work and finally for her Masters of Social Work. Laura is in the process of becoming crisis line trained.  
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Welcome Erica!

Erica Konneh is the Education and Outreach placement student for SAVIS. She is in the Social Service Worker Program and a Peer Mentor at Sheridan College. Erica is in the process of becoming crisis line trained.  
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