Who We Are

We empower Albertans to break the cycle of domestic violence.

Our work helps to curate environments to heal and develop tools to lead safe, healthy lives.

Our Values

Vulnerability

We lean into the discomfort that comes with practicing authenticity and living wholeheartedly.

Courage

We are compelled to create space for connections, creativity and ideas – regardless of our individual beliefs and ideals. To us, it’s about showing up and saying what needs to be said, even when it’s uncomfortable.

Curiosity

We believe that in order to make sense of the world, we need to look a little harder and dig a little deeper.

Trust in the messiness

Our work is framed in a series of constellations, which are non-linear and continually evolving (some would say messy). Yet we trust in this and the fact that our clients, volunteers, partners, and ourselves, are exactly where we need to be – and we work from there.

What We Do

Capacity Building Programs

These workshops focus on domestic violence education, from learning more about recognizing domestic violence to supporting someone as an ally.

Capacity Building Programs

Stand By

This two-hour customized workshop is available to anyone interested in learning how to recognize domestic violence, understand its impact on an individual and the community, and develop comfort in responding to domestic violence disclosures, including providing appropriate support and referrals to services. Offered across the province.

 

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Capacity Building Programs

Rainbow Ready

This capacity-building program aims to provide service providers and community agencies the knowledge and skills to provide safe, inclusive service to 2SLGBTQ+ individuals experiencing domestic violence.The program includes an organizational audit, with examination of agency space, promotional documentation and guiding policies and procedures. It also includes a 1-day, specialized training workshop, designed to meet each agency’s unique needs. Offered across the province.

 

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What We Do

Peer Support Groups

Peer support groups and mentorship are for women who have experienced domestic violence, are at risk of being abused or women involved in sex work.

Moving On With Mentors

This unique program offers individual support to women by connecting them with a peer mentor.

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Finding Our Voices

This six-week group program focuses on issues related to self-esteem and the importance of effective communication.

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Growth
Circle

A 14-week group program that delves into the experience of domestic violence.

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BElieve
in YOU

A 20-week peer support program for women who are, or have been, engaged at the intersections of domestic violence and sex work.

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What We Do

Collective Impact

We partner with over 500 Alberta-based organizations, systems and individuals and work as the backbone organization for Calgary Domestic Violence Collective and The Provincial Collective Impact Initiative.

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