News and Advocacy

  • The Strait Area Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Coalition’s Newsletter, The Action Room, is an electronic subscription to keep up-to-date on ongoing projects and events occurring across the Strait Area. Our first newsletter was released in January 2019, and will continue on a quarterly basis. To sign-up, please subscribe here. The first newsletter is available for viewing here
The cover of the first issue of coalition’s quarterly newsletter, “The Action Room.” This has been distributed to interagencies, workplaces, and other venues across the Strait Area.

Advocacy Projects

Research demonstrates that feeling supported within one’s own environment and context is a critical component of disclosure and help seeking. Yet within existing and newly implemented sexual violence policies and legislature, basic human necessities are being overlooked. While many critical sexual assault services and resources are coming into the foreground, attention to the preventative measures, to the upstream, is limited. Without pausing to reflect and question what may be done to prevent sexual violence from occurring in the first place, however, we risk never actually stalling the epidemic that we face.

Therefore the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Coalition has implemented several advocacy projects, including:

  1. Homeless Kits Initiative
  2. Halloween Food Drive
  3. Winter Clothing Drive
  4. Systems Navigation for Men

Together, we can strive to support our communities and all of its members. If you or someone you know may be interested in any of these items or programs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Know that you are not alone. We are in this together.

In the News

Events Scheduled for Violence Prevention — The Chronicle Herald

Winter Clothing Drive Generosity Lauded — The Casket

Winter Clothing Drive on Now in Antigonish — The Casket

https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/marching-against-violence-in-membertou-283257/

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