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.

Provincial events

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.


Take a Stand

Date: November 20, 7 pm to 8 pm
Location: Airdrie Public Library, 111 – 304 Main Street SE
Organization(s): Airdrie Family Violence Prevention Committee:
Representatives from Airdrie Housing, Airdrie and Victim’s Assistance (ADVAS), Airdrie P.O.W.E.R., Alberta Health Services, Community Links, RCMP and Rocky View Schools
Details: This free presentation will show members of the public how to recognize, respond and refer; the myths and facts about family violence; and how important community support is for people who are seeking help. Racha El-Dib, Advocate for Family Violence Prevention will be presenting. In addition, information about local resources will be available at the event so members of the community can learn more. Find out more.

Elder Abuse Awareness Tea

Date: November 27, 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Location: 211 - 125 Main Street NW, Airdrie, AB
Organization(s): Community Links
Details: Join us for an informative discussion about Elder Abuse, including how to recognize signs and ways to support those who may be affected. Please register online at www.nrvcl.ab.ca or call 403-945-3900 or 1-866-945-3905. 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.

Engaging Parents to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

Date: November 26, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: Space at King Edward, 1721 – 29th Avenue SE
Organization(s): University of Calgary: SHIFT The Project to End Domestic Violence
Details: Info and feedback session for community organizations. Hear about a new approach that supports parents and primary caregivers to prevent teen dating violence outside of traditional programming. Find out more.


Family Wellness Event

Date: November 20, 6 pm – 7 pm
Location: Spirit of Hope United Church, 7909 – 82 Avenue, Edmonton
Organization(s): Spirit of Hope United Church Community Partnerships Initiative
Details: Learn about healthy family relationships, effective communication skills, community resources and how to help family and friends. Find out more.


The Purple Party

Date: November 21, 7 pm – 9 pm
Location: The Heilan Beerhouse
Details: Speaker Mike Cameron will be sharing his personal connection to family violence and why he became and advocate for prevention. 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.

Stony Plain

Go Purple to Promote Healthy Relationships

Date: November 21
Location: 107, 4613 – 52 Avenue, Stony Plain
Organization(s): Stony Plain FCSS
Details: Go Purple on November 21 to promote healthy relationships. Albertans across the province will be wearing purple in November to support this issue. Share your photos with #GoPurpleAB and #stonyplainfcss on social media. Find out more.

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