Overview

One way we can prevent bullying, family violence, sexual exploitation, child or elder abuse is to increase awareness and educate each other on the supports available.

Consider attending the events listed below.

Do you have an event? Let others know about your community violence prevention event by submitting the details for us to share here.

Events across the province

Family Violence Prevention Month – November

Date: November
Organization(s): Ministry of Community and Social Services
Details: November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. It is time to increase awareness to create change in our communities. We all have the right to feel safe. It takes all of us working together to support healthy relationships, safer homes and communities. Find out more.

Bullying Awareness Week

Date: 3rd week in November
Organization(s): Ministry of Community and Social Services
Details: We all have a responsibility to end bullying wherever it happens. When we know how to safely intervene and build healthy relationships, our communities are safer and more accepting. Bullying Awareness Week is a time to promote awareness and understanding of bullying and its impacts. Find out more.

Community events

Beaumont

Cultivating a Strength-Based Approach to Family Violence Prevention and Intervention

Date: November 8, 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Beaumont Community Centre
Organization(s): Beaumont FCSS, Leduc Regional Family Violence Prevention Team
Details: Learning sessions on community-based approach to preventing domestic violence, understanding trauma and neuroplasticity and self-care for service providers. Free for service providers and community members of Leduc Region. Registration required. Find out more.

Bowden

6th Annual Creating a Vision for Non-Violence Conference

Date: November 8
Location: Patterson Community Centre, Bowden
Organization(s): Vision for Non-Violence Central Alberta Regional Coalition, FCSS Red Deer and District, Town of Bowden
Details: Be part of an amazing opportunity to make change! $40 per person includes speakers, lunch, refreshments, resource tables and draws. Registration opens August 27. Find out more.

Calgary

Family Violence Prevention Month Launch

Date: November 1, 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Calgary City Hall atrium, 800 Macleod Trail SE
Organization(s): Calgary Domestic Violence Collective
Details: Join us as we launch Family Violence Prevention Month with Mayor Naheed Nenshi, CDVC and a survivor of domestic violence. Our member agency fair will provide information about what we do to end the cycle of violence in our city. Find out more.

Eat Pray Love

Date: November 3, 1 pm – 4 pm
Location: Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod Trail South
Organization(s): Sagesse
Details: Eat Pray Love is a one-of-a-kind experience, designed to inspire and revitalize – nourishing mind, body and soul. All proceeds from the silent auction will go toward ending the cycle of domestic violence. Find out more.

Family Violence Prevention Month Advocacy Game

Date: November 8, 6 pm to 9 pm
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome Concourse
Organization(s): Calgary Hitmen, Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC)
Details: Come on out to the Calgary Hitmen’s home game in your best purple attire to support the prevention of domestic violence and Calgary’s favourite WHL team. Stop by the CDVC table for your purple ribbon. Find out more.

4th Annual Bridging Communities Conference

Date: November 19
Location: Mount Royal University, Ross Glen Hall
Organization(s): Calgary Domestic Violence Collective, Government of Alberta
Details: Interdisciplinary conference on family violence brings together professionals to build connections, increase their knowledge and further advance our goals of addressing domestic violence. Find out more.

Edmonton

WIN House Fourth Annual Under the Umbrella Gala

Date: October 19, 5:30 pm – 11 pm
Location: Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel, 4236-36 Street East
Organization(s): WIN House
Details: Masquerade Gala to raise funds for WIN House. The evening includes a cocktail reception with a silent auction, raffle, dinner and stories from survivors and those working to end family violence Find out more.

Diverse Voices Family Violence Pre-Conference

Date: November 13
Location: Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall
Organization(s): Alberta Elder Abuse Council
Details: In collaboration with the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council, the pre-conference focuses on elder abuse with local, national and international speakers. Registration opens in September. Find out more.

19th Annual Diverse Voices Family Violence Conference

Date: November 14 to 15
Location: Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall
Organization(s): Diverse Voices
Details: Diverse Voices is the largest annual family violence conference in Western Canada. Local, national and international speakers include a diverse array of topics from many disciplines. Registration opens in September. Find out more.

Legal

Country Cabaret

Date: November 16, 6 pm
Location: Lily Lake Resort, 48 Ridgehaven Crescent
Organization(s): Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation
Details: Dinner, dance, live music and silent auction featuring CCMA Award Winning Artist Jason Benoit in support ofJessie's House, an emergency shelter for individuals and families fleeing violence at home. Find out more.

Medicine Hat

Light the Night

Date: October 26, 6:30 pm
Location: Beveridge Landmark Events Ltd, Medicine Hat
Organization(s): Sexual Assault Response Committee (SARC)
Details: A fun filled Halloween themed evening to support building a Child Advocacy Centre in Medicine Hat that will focus on giving children back their childhoods. The event is a ball and costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $80. Find out more.

Rocky Mountain House

Family Violence: A Rural Perspective Conference

Date: November 21 to 22
Location: Rocky Canadian Legion, Rocky Mountain House
Organization(s): Clearwater FCSS, Rocky Native Friendship Centre, Mountain Women’s Shelter Association
Details: The conference will bring together 100 delegates to discuss and learn about gender-based violence in rural Alberta. Topics include domestic violence in the workplace, sexual violence, rural Indigenous perspective, trauma-informed practices and the impacts of family violence. Find out more.

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