For the past couple of years Every Woman's Centre has taken a leading 
role in coordinating Sexual Assault Services on Cape Breton Island. In the
early stages we invited both victims of sexual violence and those who
provide support services, to take part in a survey looking at what was 
available, as well as what types of gaps may exist.
This work led to the opportunity to apply for, and receive funding for a 
demonstration project. During the past 2 years we were fortunate to 
travel around the island and speak with service providers to get a clear
picture of sexual assault services in both urban and rural areas. We 
brought representatives of over 35 agencies to join a Network of support 
and we look forward to those collaborations continuing into the future.

Part of the mandate was to also create this website and we look forward to building on this in the months ahead. We invite you to take a look at the pages devoted to Sexual Assault services including our interactive map which helps locate services in each of the 4 counties; we’ll post educational videos; there’s the  Cape Breton Sexual Assault Response Team Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/Cape-Breton-Sexual-Assault-Response-Team-1663065670597284/timeline/ ; and future links to other important sites across Nova Scotia. You’ll find the Every Woman’s Centre homepage which outlines programs offered throughout the year, as well as our contact info. We invite you to sign up for our periodic newsletter that will keep you informed of special events; newsletter sign-up mailto: wandaearhart.swcproject@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to many visits in the future!



  • “ "You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself". ” Nelson Mandela
  • “ That Every Door Should Be An Open One.... ” Cape Breton Sexual Assault Response Team