We are a community-based peer counselling service for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in West Hants, Kings & Annapolis Counties (Nova Scotia, Canada)

We welcome both survivors and community allies to assist us in our work. Click on the video to find out more about S.O.A.R.

Need Support? Want to talk?
We have trained peer support volunteers ready to listen! Interested in volunteering, joining our board or taking the training to become a peer support volunteer? Want to have a member of S.O.A.R. speak to your group? Contact us.

Info on Mike Lew Workshop

WORKSHOP FOR MALE SURVIVORS FREE PUBLIC TALK WORKSHOP FOR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ALLIES S.O.A.R. has invited the renowned therapist, workshop leader and author, Mike Lew, to provide two day-long work­shops. Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 2018 at Louis Millet Center, New Minas, NS Friday Daytime: Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Friday Evening: Free [...]

For those of you who were not able to take the MHFA training that we held on July 8, 9, please be advised that S.O.A.R. will host another training on August 16, 18 and 23 (Tuesday, Thursday and Tuesday evenings) so that people who are working during the day are able to take this course. [...]

Mental Health First Aid course. July 8, 9 at the Wilson Room at WKM Health Centre in Berwick, 9am – 4:30 pm each day – Friday and Saturday. Note that this course itself is free but there is a $35 charge for materials.Register online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mhfa-for-guests-of-soar-members-tickets-25689135897?aff=ebrowseThe MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide [...]

SOAR members, you can also let friends, family and coworkers know that there are spaces available for them to attend Stewards of Children at no cost. Guests can register at this link, https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/stewards-of-children-for-soar-a….This program is designed for individuals concerned about the safety of children and organizations that serve youth.Stewards of Children is an internationally utilized, [...]

Position Title: Project Coordinator – Sexual Violence CSN Project(Download as PDF)Resume may be sent to della@womensplaceresourcecenter.comorThe Women’s Place Resource CenterBox 383 Annapolis Royal NS B0S1A0Applications will be accepted post marked by May 23 or received by e-mail by May 27thStatus: Term (17.5 hours/week), 11 months (with possibility for 1 year renewal)Reports To: Advisory Committee for [...]

 http://www.malesurvivor.org: Male Survivor is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism. The 2014 Male Survivor Conference will be held at the Marriott at Newark Airport, New Jersey, Oct 31 to Nov 2. This can be a transformative experience. All [...]

Come for celebration and supper at the Old Orchard Inn. September 28th, 2013. Reception at 5, Dinner at 6. Learn about S.O.A.R. and meet S.O.A.R. members. Cost is $50 and you will get a $15 tax receipt. Advance purchase required. For tickets email tickets@soarns.ca or call 765-4779.   The theme is “Celebration of Hope!” Guest [...]

We are holding a charity fundraising silent art auction at the Designer Café, 373 Main Street in Kentville, now to June 30th. See details here. Come in and place your bid on your favourite local artist’s work! There is a wide variety of styles and media, and a broad range of prices for any budget. The [...]

S.O.A.R. has just received a grant from the Nova Scotia Department of Health “Consumer Led Initiatives” programme to redesign the peer counselling training program and rewrite the manual. We will be working on this for several months and we look forward to any who have taken the training to give us input, ideas, and inspiration [...]

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