• Petitioned Premier of Nova Scotia, Darrell Dexter

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Premier of Nova Scotia, Darrell Dexter

Premier of Nova Scotia, Darrell Dexter: Provide Emergency funding to Avalon Sexual Assault Centre.

    1. Petition by

      Avalon Sexual Assault Centre

1. Provide Emergency funding for counselors, advocates and community prevention specialists to meet the tidal wave of requests for help that Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is receiving right now. Core funding to meet ongoing service demands since Avalon has been underfunded, with lengthy wait-lists, and an inability to respond to many requests for education, over a number of years. 2. To commitment to follow through on the recommendations for comprehensive sexual assault services for every part of this province as a result of the 2008 Suffering in Silence Needs Assessment for a Comprehensive Response to Sexual Assault in Nova Scotia. These come straight from survivors and professionals from every region: please have a transparent, strategic response based on all the information you have been provided over the years. Mr. Premier, I am asking you to work transparently and supportively with Avalon and the other community based women’s organizations across this province trying to help survivors and educating the people of Nova Scotia, and youth in particular, in a proactive way to ensure a societal change in thinking around this difficult issue.
Prior to the tragic suicide death of Rehtaeh Parson's Avalon Centre did not have adequate resources to respond to the demand for counselling and educational services. Since this tragedy Avalon Centre has been overwhelmed with requests for help. People are in crisis and need our help and we need the governments help.

Premier of Nova Scotia, Darrell Dexter
Provide Emergency funding.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Sherry Beck BEDFORD, CANADA
      • 10 months ago

      I have an adopted daughter with Dissociative Identity Disorder with Chronic PTSD - professional services in this province to provide adequate therapy for persons with DID appear to be unavailable.

    • Wilhelmina Etter FALL RIVER, N.S., CANADA
      • 12 months ago

      I have lived with the devastating effects of childhood sexual abuse and know how hard it is to get help. We need more awareness of this prevalent violence and a lot more help for victims.

    • Esti Allina PLANTATION, ISRAEL
      • about 1 year ago

      Victims REQUIRE support to survive sexual assault. No one should be denied essential support services. Ever.

    • Marilyn Dawn Whitehead DARTMOUTH N.S., CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      It is a subject that SHOULD be important to everyone, not just at election time

      • over 1 year ago

      This family needs someone or some agency to help them.


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