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

Antigonish Women's Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association

4 days 8 hours ago

Happening Soon! Mon. January 23, 2023 at 10 am (Atlantic Time) : Virtual Nova Scotia, African Heritage Month Launch. Watch livestream at: zcu.io/1aSZ Office of

Antigonish Women's Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association

2 weeks 3 days ago

Employment Opportunity: Program Manager Working in partnership with community organizations, the SANE program provides specialized, comprehensive medical and/or forensic care to survivors of sexual assault.

Antigonish Women's Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association

2 weeks 4 days ago

Please be advised: The centre will delay opening until 10am tomorrow.

Antigonish Women's Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association

3 weeks 1 day ago

The NS Health Mobile Clinic will be in Antigonish this weekend, offering non-emergency medical services to ALL RESIDENTS OF THE ANTIGONISH AREA. To schedule an

Antigonish Women's Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association

1 month 1 week ago

The centre will be closed from December 21st to January 3rd for the holidays. We will reopen January 4th. See you then! We wish you

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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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