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Family Violence Prevention Month 2022

November is Family Violence Prevention Month (FVPM) in Alberta. It’s a time to increase awareness about family violence and share resources that can help those experiencing violence and abuse.

If you need to speak with someone at a domestic violence shelter near you, call our toll-free, 24/7 hotline at 1-866-331-3933 or click here to find a shelter in your area. You don’t need to stay at a shelter to get help from one.

#GoPurple #GoPurpleAB #FVPM2022

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ACWS Activities

November 7 ACWS Presents at the Policy Centre for Victim Issues Fall 2022 Webinar Series (Virtual. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm)

November 8Edmonton Business Association Breakfast: Domestic Violence and Your Workplace (Edmonton. 7:30 am – 9:00 am)

November 15ACWS Presents at CCFWE Domestic Economic Abuse And Injustice Summit (Virtual. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

November 24With The Guys: Building Leaders to End Domestic Violence (Edmonton. 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm)

November 26 – 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Begins

ACWS Member Activities

(Canadian Pakistani Support Group)

November 29 – Healing Together! Wear Purple to Stand against violence! (5:30 pm)

Cold Lake
(Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre)

November 17 – Candlelight Vigil (6:00 pm)

(Crossroads Resource Centre)

November 1 – Proclamation at Hemstock Park

November 2 – Breakfast with the Guys (7:00 am – 9:00a m at the Dunvegan Inn & Suites.) Register by October 21.

November 17 – #GoPurple community wide

Grande Prairie
(Odyssey House)

November 1 –  Proclamation reading to declare November “Family Violence Prevention Month” in the City and County of Grande Prairie. Representative from both municipalities are present to read the proclamation and declare the start of the month.

November 1 – “Breakfast with the Guys.” Tickets are free of charge and include a buffet breakfast prior to the event thanks to generous sponsors. With guest speakers Joe Campbell, of ACWS’ Leading Change team, and Anthony Parker of the Calgary Stampeders. 6:45 AM – 9:00 AM, Pomeroy Hotel.

November 12 – 7pm, Grande Prairie Storm Game at the Bonnetts Energy Centre.

High River-Okotoks
(Rowan House)

November 2, 3 – “Breakfast with the Guys.” Rowan House hosts a series of events with keynote speaker Dr. Jackson Katz on Nov. 2 and 3. (Breakfast event on Nov. 2, 7:00 am – 9:00 am at Foothills Centennial Centre.)

Medicine Hat
(Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society)

November 1 –  8th Annual Memorial Walk. Join us at City Hall for our annual Memorial Walk as we put up purple ribbons throughout downtown Medicine Hat. (2:00 pm.)

November 7 – Community Coffee Chat at the Medicine Hat Public Library. Drop by the MHPL for a Monday morning coffee chat to learn more about MHWSS programs and supports, as well as best practices for recognizing and responding to family violence. (10:00 am to 12:00 pm.)

November 7 – Presentation to Medicine Hat City Council. Attend in person or watch on TV, as MHWSS makes our annual presentation to city council. (6:30 pm.)

November 13 –  8th Annual Pet Walk. Join us at the Kin Coulee Toboggan Hill for our annual Pet Walk. This walk is to raise awareness about how family violence impacts pets – and to celebrate the Pet Safekeeping Program partnership between MHWSS and the Medicine Hat SPCA, whom we are encouraging participants to bring donations for. (1 pm.)

November 14 – Presentation to Redcliff Town Council. (7:00 pm)

November 22 – Presentation to Cypress County Council (11:00 am)

November 22 – “Waitress” – FVPM Movie Night at the Medicine Hat Public Library. Featuring Keri Russell, this movie tells the story of a pregnant woman with a talent for baking pies who is unhappily married to her abusive husband. It has since become a Broadway musical. Tragically, Adrienne Shelly, who wrote, directed and starred in the film, was killed in an act of femicide before its release. (6:00 pm)

November 23 – Presentation to County 40 Mile Council (10:00 am)

November 24 – “It’s Not Right – Neighbours Friends & Family.” Sign up for this in-person training that will take place at the Veiner Centre and focuses on recognizing and responding to Elder Abuse. Register by calling the Veiner Centre at 403-529-8307. (10:00 am – 12:00 pm.)

(Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation)

November 30 –  Light in the Window Campaign. Join us by placing a lit candle in your window to signify a commitment to a future free from domestic violence for all individuals.

(Safe Haven Women’s Shelter Society)

November 2 –  Family Violence Prevention Walk