"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead


If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser to support Amelia Rising, please visit our Fundraiser page to find out more. Prior approval is necessary for fundraisers. Fundraising is a great way to help support our centre while engaging the community. It is a good way to support survivors like yourself, friends, or family in the Nipissing area. Advocacy can be an important part of healing as well as building a culture of consent and making social change

Crisis Lines

We are happy to announce our Crisis Line partnership with the Sexual Assault Centre of Kingston. If you are interested in this opportunity, align with our mission statement and values, and are committed to being a volunteer on the crisis lines for Kingston, Nipissing District, and the other regions this line serves, please use the below information to get started:

1. Visit: https://www.sackingston.com/volunteer to learn more about the volunteer opportunity available;
2. Follow the link found on the above page to submit a volunteer application;
3. At the end of the application, there will be a link to self-schedule a telephone interview, please ensure you follow all steps to continue in the volunteer onboarding process.

Volunteer trainings are scheduled based on the needs of the crisis line. Typically, they take place every 3 months. However, it is possible, depending on when you submit the application, to be waiting several months. Volunteer Training takes place over 2 days and is hosted by the Sexual Assault Centre of Kingston virtually via Zoom or other video meeting platforms. It is required to attend both training dates to be fully onboarded.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Crisis Support Program Coordinator of Sexual Assault Centre Kingston via email: [email protected].

Contact Person: Jessica Gilmore (she/her), [email protected]

Pop Culture Reviews

If you have read a book, or watched a tv show/ movie recently that you think we should talk about, let us know! We welcome you to write up a short synopsis of the book, show or movie, rate it on a scale of 1 to 5, and tell us why we should or should not check it out!

Suggested Prompts:

  • Does it demonstrate a safe or unsafe relationship? Does it depict consent?
  • Is it survivor centered?
  • Based on true events?
  • Canadian or local?
  • Is it realistic?
  • What did you like or dislike?
  • Is this book inclusive or play into limited character tropes?
  • Does it offer practical advice and learning?