SACHA - Sexual Assault Centre
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75 MacNab St. South, 3rd floor
Hamilton Ontario L8P 3C1 Canada
PHONE 905.525.4573 FAX 905.525.7085 TTY 905.525.4592





Black History Month

February 11th - International Day of Women and Girls in Science



March 1st - Chocolate Fest

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When: Thursday, March 1st
Where: The Cotton Factory


Barry's Jewellers Present's SACHA's 14th Annual Chocolate Fest + Silent Auction! Come join us March 1st, from 5:30 - 8:30 for a night of groovy tunes and sweet and savoury treats provided by some of Hamilton's best restaurants and bakeries. Now, If that doesn't draw you in, thanks to our presenting sponsor Barry's Jewellers, we have a very special $5000 value raffle prize! All proceeds support programs and services of survivors of sexual assault and abuse.


March 8th - International Women's Day

March 13th to May 1st - Survivors and Substance Use Group

Survivors-and-substance-use---january-2018Are you a woman who is a survivor of sexual violence? Have you ever used alcohol, drugs, or gambling to cope? 

This is an eight week group from Tuesday, March 13 until May 1, 1:30 to 3:30pm. Registration is required as space is limited. Please call 905.546.2424 x3562 or 905.525.4573 x224 to register.

What is 'closed group'? Find out here.


March 8th - International Women's Day


The International Women's Day Committee - coordinated by SACHA - invites women from all over Hamilton to come together and celebrate! #PressForProgress

When: Thursday, March 8th - 11am until 2pm
Where: Lincoln Alexander Centre - 160 King Street East, Hamilton ON

Free event. All are welcome. Feel free to wear traditional clothing that represents your culture.

Child minding and light lunch will be provided.

For more information, registration, or to request ASL interpretration please call 905.525.4573.





May - Sexual Violence Prevention Month

May 12th - Hamilton Feminist Zine Fair


Tabling spaces are now full!
Fill out this form to get on the wait list!

The Hamilton Feminist Zine Fair,  organized by SACHA, celebrates and creates spaces for marginalized groups to have discussions about feminism through do-it-yourself publishing.

"We need to build maps describing the many ways we have worked, not just monuments to the past. Lets show each other the truth about how we fought." -- Kim Katrin Milan

We’re aiming to create an accessible event that gives a platform to those often under-represented in zine culture.

HFZF will have people tabling, selling and chatting about their zines, and a six hour zine challenge.

When: May 12th, 2018 from 10am to 4pm
Where: Hamilton Public Library, Central Library - 4th floor

**May is Sexual Violence Prevention Month**

Poster by Amy Egerdeen and Veda, aged three.



HFZF is FREE to attend.  There will be zines for sale so if you do plan to go home with some new treats it’s a good idea to bring some money.


Book a Table!

Cost! A half table costs ten dollars. Book your table here –

Free tables available. Email to book a free table OR if you are unable to book online through Brown Paper Tickets.


What’s a Zine?

A zine is a self-published book, magazine, or comic. Anyone can make a zine - using low-cost methods like collage and photocopying - to create a space for their words, ideas, images, and more. Not having to rely on traditional publishing allows for non-mainstream voices to be heard!


Find out more about zines and zine making here:



What Do We Mean by Feminism?

Feminism can mean lots of different things to different people. For us it includes:

  • intersectionality – acknowledging that folks have lots of different identities and things going on in their lives that make them who they are.
  • resisting all forms of oppression - like sexism, poverty, racism, ableism, colonialism
  • creating an equitable world for all
  • questioning gender norms
  • demanding safety at home, work, school and play
  • supporting survivors of violence
  • seeing the systemic root causes of injustice


If you have any questions about whether your work might fit at the HFZF, you can email or call Crickett for more information – or 905.525.4573.










Take Back the Night


October 4th - Sisters in Spirit Vigil



November - Woman Abuse Prevention Month

November 20th - Trans Day of Rememberance




December 1st - World AIDS Day.  Hamilton events organized by The AIDS Network.

December 3rd - International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 6th - National Day of Rememberance and Action on Violence Against Women.  Hamilton event organized by The Women's Centre of Hamilton.

December 17th - International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers



This resource developed with the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
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