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Important Resources During the Holidays

While the holiday season can be a joyous time of year, for many people it may bring additional pressures and challenges. “It’s important Albertans know help is always available. You are not alone. During the holidays, resources that support the health, safety and security of Albertans will continue to be available 24 hours a day, …

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December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women | Journée Nationale de Commémoration et d’Action Contre la Violence à l’Égard des Femmes This date was established by the Parliament of Canada in 1991 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre. Today we remember: Geneviève Bergeron Hélène Colgan Nathalie …

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November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

What is Gender-Based Violence?  Gender-based violence is violence that is committed against someone based on their gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Violence often increases during emergencies and times of economic hardship. It can include, but is not limited to, family violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and female genital …

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

This is an international event designated and led by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) that occurs annually from November 25 to December 10. The 16 Days also include Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on December 6, in remembrance of the …

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November – Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention Month. This often includes, but is not limited to, situations such as abuse between spouses/partners and elder abuse. How can you help? Take some time this month to learn about and recognize abuse/abusive behaviour. Be aware of warning signs and stay connected with friends and family, especially during these times …

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Triple Fright Night – October 31, 2020

Come out and support us this spooktacular Halloween! Triple Fright Night at the High River Sunset Drive In Three movies, food trucks, and a 50/50 draw! For tickets, visit: https://highriversunsetdrivein.ca/

Light the Night – October 24, 2020

The first ever National Broadcast for Light the Night will be on October 24 – a virtual event to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. “We will gather virtually to bring light to the darkness of cancer, creating memorable moments across the country, through an exciting and interactive virtual experience. We’ll share stories, …

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Buddy Up for September 2020

Buddy Up for the month of September!   Throughout the month of September, the Centre for Suicide Prevention is promoting the Buddy Up campaign. This campaign was created for men by men, encouraging them to have real conversations with their buddies and to support them if they’re struggling with thoughts of suicide. Learn more about …

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2020

#GrowTheConversation   Elder Abuse is everyone’s business! Learn to recognize the signs of abuse and take action Plant something purple as a sign of support Reach out to older adults you know For more information, visit: www.foothillselderabuse.ca      

Sexual Violence Awareness Month in Alberta

In 2018, the Government of Alberta declared the month of May as Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) and their member agencies, along with the provincial government, are dedicating their time to informing and educating all Albertans about sexual violence. AASAS and a number of organizations across Alberta have …

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