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Amelia Rising - Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing 101 Worthington St E., Suite 11 (lower level)
North Bay, Ontario, Canada, P1B 1G5

Office: 705-840-2403 Fax: 705.840.5050

Staff Biographies


Adèle is our Office Administrator and her friendly smile is usually the first thing you’ll see when you come into our office. It can be quite scary taking those first steps through our door, but once you have, Adèle will make you feel welcomed and supported every time. Since her return to North Bay, she has been focusing on women’s issues and rights and is here to support you every step of the way.


Nancy has been a counselor at Amelia Rising for over 20 years. She has extensive training in trauma, when combined with her experience makes her, our number one in-house resource for helping women heal from sexual violence. She combines her warm and caring personality with a passion for women’s issues in her counseling approach, while her quirky sense of humour immediately puts her clients at ease.


Meghan is the Bilingual Outreach Counsellor, offering counseling to those near and far and working to provide access where needed.  She runs Amelia Rising’s annual Photo Voice group and organizes marches and resistance whenever possible against a culture that perpetuates inequality based on gender and violence against women’s bodies.  Passionate about  working in the Violence Against Women sector, Meghan has extensive clinical training in trauma and therapeutic modalities and ten years experience working directly with women looking for change/shift and for some relief after sexual violence. She is honored to stand with those courageous enough to seek out support.


Jen is Amelia Rising’s Volunteer Coordinator. Jen trains volunteers to run the 24 hour crisis line, offering you support 24 hours a day.


Brigitte has a strong passion for working in the field of Violence Against Women, with particular conviction for supporting survivors of sexual violence. She has extensive clinical experience working with women in these particular areas as a psychotherapist. She also volunteers her time on the Board of Directors for the Nipissing Transition House. Contrary to popular belief, she sees the act of coming forward for therapy  in the wake of sexual violence as an act of courage and strength. She lives by the philosophy that together we are stronger, and encourages women to come to Amelia Rising so that we can stand with them as they navigate through their healing journey.

Volunteer Biographies


Connie is our Clothing Bank Volunteer. Friendly and outgoing, she is ready to help; with clothing selection, or to be a listening ear if that’s what you need that day. Since becoming involved with Amelia Rising, she has taken the volunteer training and has become an invaluable asset to the team.

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