National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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 in Alberta. It is a time to increase awareness of the resources and supports available so we can work together to end family violence and build healthier relationships in our communities.
This November, join us in recognizing Family Violence Prevention Month and learn what resources are available in your community to support those affected by family violence. Here are a few examples:
- 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 8 am to 8pm daily in English
- emergency shelters throughout the province provide safe locations to stay for people fleeing violent or abusive situations.