Lunafest 2014

Be sure to mark Thursday May 29, 2014 in your calendars! SAVIS and Zonta of Oakville are hosting our 2nd Annual Lunafest. Lunafest is an event where people join together and watch short, inspirational films for and about women. This year’s Lunafest will consist of a variety of films! To review the trailer for this year’s films click the link below: http://www.lunafest.org/t...
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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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International Women’s Day

The theme for the 2014 International Women’s Day on March 8th is the ‘Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum’. International Women’s Day was created to support the empowerment of women from all walks of life and to recognize how far women have progressed throughout time. It was not until 1918 that women across Canada gained the right to vote according to the Women’s Franchise Act. Al...
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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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SAVIS’ First Annual Lunafest

On May 2nd 2013, SAVIS hosted our 1st Annual Lunafest®. LUNAFEST is a film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. 300 supporters came out to Holy Trinity High School in Oakville to view the nine thought-provoking films. This innovative, independent women’s film festival helped to raise funds to support our ongoing programs at SAVIS and the Breast Cancer ...
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Counselling in Vanier

SAVIS now provides weekly individual counselling for residents of the Vanier Centre for Women. Vanier is a women's prison located beside the Maplehurst Correctional Complex in Milton. It provides both medium and maximum security for women who are sentenced to less than two years, or who are awaiting trial.    
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Halton’s 23rd 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 23rd annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march. This important community event will be held on September 18th, 2013 at the L.G. Branch Auditorium at the Mainway Arena— 4015 Mainway, Burlington and will run from 6:00 — 8:30 pm. Halton’s TBTN provides a space to ...
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International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25th is the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It also marks the tragic day in 1960 when three innocent and courageous women were murdered. The Mirabal sisters, Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa were activists in the Dominican Republic who fought against the dictatorship of the leader Rafael Trujill. Truill ultimately ordered their assas...
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