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.

Areas We Service

Nipissing District:

  • North Bay
  • Timiskaming Shores (Ontario)
  • Powassan
  • East Ferris
  • Mattawa
  • Sturgeon Falls
  • South River (*although they have counsellors from Parry Sound that come to South River twice a week)
  • Cache Bay
  • Restoule
  • Marten River
  • Temagami


Our doors first opened in 1994 as a grassroots women’s collective. We have three main pillars of centre services: Counselling, Education and Advocacy.

Services We Currently Provide:

  • Individual counselling
  • Group counselling
  • 24/7 Crisis Helpline
  • Text/ Chat Support
  • Resources to help make informed decisions
  • Individual support for partners, families and friends of survivors
  • Client advocacy
  • Advocacy for change to end sexual violence
  • Community contact navigation
  • Accompaniment* to hospital or police station (*pending COVID)
  • Educational workshops for awareness and training
  • Public events to foster community, connection, change and advocacy.
  • Referrals

Services We Currently Do Not Provide:

  • Shelter or housing accommodations
  • Medical related services, appointments or prescriptions