Family Violence Prevention Month

Each November, communities can help raise awareness and prevent family violence by organizing public events and activities.

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Overview

Alberta has the third highest rate of self-reported spousal violence among Canadian provinces, yet family violence is preventable. November is Family Violence Prevention Month (FVPM) in Alberta. It is a time to increase awareness of the warning signs of family violence and the resources and supports available so we can work together to end family violence and build healthier relationships in our communities.

Get involved

Learn #WhereToTurn

This November, join us in recognizing FVPM and learn how you can help family, friends and neighbours experiencing family violence. Learn what resources are available in your community:

  • the Family Violence Info Line (310-1818) is available toll-free to Albertans 24/7 in over 170 languages
  • the Family Violence Info Line chat is available 24/7 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 our Find supports page

Raise awareness

All Albertans can show their support by hosting events during November and using the hashtag #WhereToTurn. Here are a few ideas:

  • share FVPM awareness resources, below, on social media
  • put up FVPM posters in your community
  • ask the leaders in your community to proclaim November as Family Violence Prevention Month
  • write a letter or email to the editor of your local newspaper or radio station about the importance of promoting healthy relationships

Awareness events

Show your support by participating in an event. You can also submit your event and we can help promote it online.

Events Calendar

Post your event photos on social media

In November:

Use awareness resources

Download and share posters and social media graphics to help raise awareness of Family Violence Prevention Month.

Poster

Social media graphics:

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Family Violence Info Line business card

Family Violence: What you need to know fact sheet