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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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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