an independent, feminist, community-based organization

Antigonish Women's Centre & Sexual Assault Services

We strive to lower and remove barriers in society, as well as those that we have as an organization to be more inclusive and accessible to the diversity of people and communities who need our work the most.

Who we Are

The Antigonish Women’s Centre & Sexual Assault Services (also known as the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association or the “Women’s Centre”) is an independent, feminist, community-based organization. We are led by the experiences of diverse women, girls, Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary people towards an equitable and just society for all. While our work focuses on women, girls, Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary people and their families and communities, much of what we provide is for people of all genders.

 

We strive to lower and remove barriers in society, as well as those that we have as an organization to be more inclusive and accessible to the diversity of people and communities who need our work the most.

Where we are

We are guided by the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1725 signed between the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik Peoples and the British Crown that inform our relationships with one another and with the territory we are on. We are honoured to work on Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People, primarily in the counties of Antigonish and Guysborough. In these counties, we also recognize the historic African Nova Scotian rural settlements.


Our work spans regionally, provincially, nationally, and internationally to advocate for the women, girls, Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary people of
rural, eastern Nova Scotia, Canada.

What we are up to

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Due to deteriorating weather, the AWCSAS offices will close at 12 pm today. You can still reach us until 4 pm at 902-318-2211. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are opened Monday to Friday if you need our services!!! Because of Covid we are working with a reduced staff and keep the Centre door locked to limit visitors. If you plan to come in, please knock on our door between the hours between 9AM and 12PM and 1PM to 4PM, email: info@awrcsasa.ca or call: 902 863 6221. ... See MoreSee Less
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Big news in Antigonish - Lucille Harper has been appointed to the Order of Canada!The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Created in 1967, it honours people whose service shapes our society, whose innovations ignite our imaginations, and whose compassion unites our communities.Yesterday, the Governor General of Canada announced 135 new Appointees to the Order including Lucille Harper. Lucille is an extraordinary member of the community who was recognized for her long-time leadership of the Antigonish Women's Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association and for her ongoing activism against sexual violence. In addition to this essential work, Lucille was a founding member of SAFE – a network of volunteers who sponsored Syrian refugee families for resettlement and helped them settle into life in our communities.The full list of appointees is here: www.gg.ca/en/activities/2021/governor-general-announces-135-new-appointments-order-canadaCongratulations to each of those who’ve been honoured this year on such a tremendous accomplishment, and thank you for your dedication to improving our country!Lucille - we are so proud of you here at home! ... See MoreSee Less
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Created in June, 2021, our current logo connects to the history of AWCSAS and is a visual representation of all that we do.

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