“Telling Our Stories” is a multi-lingual one-of-a-kind graphic novel created by immigrant women, to support immigrant women.
Join us for an interactive workshop to explore the graphic novel’s creation and stories as well as our own stories and strengths.
We’ll have free copies of the graphic novel for participants in multiple languages! Come meet other awesome incredible women in Hamilton.
Where: Hamilton Public Library, Central Library Wentworth Room – 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton ON
When: Sunday, September 10th
2:30pm: Workshop begins
3:30: Food and socializing
Childcare and bus tickets provided. Please email if you need interpretation or any accommodations – email@example.com
Presented by SACHA, Centre de santé, and Hamilton Public Library as part of the Hamilton Reads series. #HPLreads
Very thankful for the support of Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants and MOFIF – the Ontarian Movement of Francophone Immigrant Women and the graphic novel’s funder – The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.
NEW! Through a pilot, we’re able to offer immediate support online or over text.
Just like our 24 Hour Support Line, immediate support is available to survivors, their friends, families, co-workers, and classmates.
How does it work?
The online chat can be accessed through SACHA’s website, on the Home page. The texting number is 647-977-5908. It’s a Toronto number till December only, but no worries, it is us! For the online chat to work, please ensure that you have Flash enabled on your browser.
At this point it’s a pilot with the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres, from June to December 2017; but we hope to be able to extend this service beyond December 2017.
Currently support through online chats and texting is available:
- Mondays 6pm-midnight
- Fridays 8pm-2am
The awesome supportive listening we offer on our 24 Hour Line = 905.525.4162 – is always there for survivors and their supporters too!
From the Hamilton Pride Organizers:
Please be advised that the Hamilton Pride Rally that was originally scheduled to take place at Hamilton City Hall at 71 Main St. West on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10:30am to 12:30pm will now be held at Corktown Park next to Ferguson Ave S. between Young St. and Forest Ave. in downtown Hamilton. The rally will be followed by a march and a party in the park. All other Hamilton Pride 2017 Pride Events are going ahead as originally scheduled. Join us in celebrating Pride! Continue reading
OCRCC – Ontario’s coalition of English-speaking sexual assault centres – is turning 40 this year!
THIS IS A BIG DEAL!
When SACHA was founded in 1975 it was by a group of survivors with no funding who wanted to change the world. When patriarchy, oppression, and colonialism are still so powerful and present in our daily lives, this anniversary is reason to CELEBRATE!
What we have planned…
- 6:30pm Meet and Greet
- 7:00pm Greetings
- 7:15pm Comedian Elvira Kurt
- 8:00pm Presentations and Awards
- 8:15-9:00pm Social
When: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
Where: Ramada Hotel and Suites – 300 Jarvis Street, Toronto ON
Please RSVP to Nicole (firstname.lastname@example.org), JoAnne (email@example.com), or Michelle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We were so excited to be invited to 5th Ancaster Girl Guides last fall to help them with their Say No To Violence Challenge. We had amazing discussions and did activities to think about what they want in their relationships and how they can stand up for their friends.
They also came up with a very long list of what they look for in friends! The Guides then made beautiful art for survivors at SACHA, with their messages of support and love.
Thank you to these amazing young women for sharing to much compassion and creativity!
May is Sexual Violence Prevention Month.
On November 5th 2016, we organized the 3rd annual Hamilton Feminist Zine Fair. We asked folks who attended, tabled, organized, and volunteered at the fair to contribute their words, drawings, and collages to our collective zine to give messages of support to survivors. This zine is a collection of ideas, hopes, images, and stories that show up, and spread love and support, for all survivors.
From SACHA with strength, courage, and healing: here are your messages of support for survivors.
May is Sexual Violence Prevention Month.
If you would like a free copy of the zine stop by SACHA’s office during business hours – 3rd floor of 75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton ON.