Who We are

Amelia Rising Sexual Violence Support Centre provides free, completely confidential support for people 12 years of age and older who have experienced sexual or gender-based violence.

We work from feminist, intersectional, anti-racist and anti-oppressive frameworks. A consent culture, based on equity, is essential to ending sexual and gender-based violence. Amelia Rising believes that by working together, honouring differences, leaning into our discomfort, and challenging ourselves that we will achieve our vision of a just social world.

Our Mandate:

Amelia Rising Sexual Violence Support Centre is a registered charity serving survivors of sexual and gender-based violence ages 12 and up in the Nipissing District.

Our Mission

  • Support survivors to heal from sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Educate and advocate for systemic and social change required to end sexual and gender-based violence.


Our doors first opened in 1994 as a grassroots women’s collective. We currently provide the following services:

  • Counselling for individuals and groups
  • 24/7 Sexual violence helpline
  • Accompaniment to hospital or police station
  • Resources to help make informed decisions
  • Educational workshops for awareness and training
  • Advocacy for change to end sexual violence
  • Information and support for partners, families and friends of survivors
  • Referrals