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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Antigonish Women's Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association

The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre (AWRC) is a feminist, community-based women's organization which opened in 1983. SASA stands for Sexual Assault Services Association.

The Centre will be closed tomorrow September 30th to commemorate National Day for Truth & Reconciliation 🧡 ... See MoreSee Less
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CANCLLED! Due to recent storm the Fall Literacy Fair has been cancelled. If you are experiencing ongoing water or food insecurity, please stop by the ACALA classrooms on Thursday (Sept 29) in the morning to pick up a gallon of water and a food box. This will take the place of the scheduled fair. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Power is back! The Centre will open at noon today with limited services and will return to regular hours tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less
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Some more quotes from the Continuum of Care Research Study! ... 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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