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
Location: Various
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

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

Orange Shirt Program Event

Date: October 3, 11:30 am to 1:15 pm
Location: Calgary Central Public Library
Organization(s): Safe and Caring Schools and Communities
Details: Grab your orange shirt to show your support and demonstrate commitment to the work of reconciliation and that every child matters. Event includes Alberta student emcees, residential school survivor speakers, and traditional dancers and musicians. 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

Orange Shirt Program Event

Date: September 27, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Edmonton City Hall
Organization(s): Safe and Caring Schools and Communities
Details: Grab your orange shirt to show your support and demonstrate commitment to the work of reconciliation and that every child matters. Event includes Alberta student emcees, residential school survivor speakers, and traditional dancers and musicians. 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.

Red Deer

4th Annual Central Alberta Elder Abuse Community Conversation

Date: October 8
Location: Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre, Red Deer
Organization(s): Central Alberta Elder Abuse Response
Details: This conversation is for service providers at no cost. Keynote speaker from Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre on the Sexual Assault of Older Adults. 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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