Family Violence Prevention Month

November 5, 2020

November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. Our province reports the third highest rate of self-reported spousal violence among Canadian provinces.

Throughout the month of November, the Government of Alberta has launched a campaign to increase awareness of the resources and supports available so we can work together to end family violence and build healthier relationships in our communities.

Here are a few examples of resources and supports available:

  • The Family Violence Info Line (403.310.1818) is available toll-free to Albertans 24/7 in over 170 languages.
  • The Family Violence Info Line chat is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in English.
  • Emergency shelters throughout the province provide safe locations to stay for people fleeing violent or abusive situations.

Other supports are available on their find supports page.

With the extra stress added to relationships by the pandemic, they also have a Family Violence during COVID-19 info sheet available (multiple languages).

Albertans can show their support by hosting events during November and using the hashtags #GoPurpleAB and #WhereToTurn.