“It’s Never Okay”-Ontario’s new action plan to stop sexual violence

On March 8, 2015 Kathleen Wynne’s office released the, “It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment” program.  Highlighted below are the 13 steps the plan commits to implement to stop sexual violence and harassment.         To view the full document click It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Violence and Haras...
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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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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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