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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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COVID-19 Info and Resources – March 31, 2020

General information regarding COVID-19 for Albertans can be found here: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx Long-form list of resources compiled by Okotoks FCSS available for people living in the Foothills area can be viewed here as a PDF: Foothills Resources A quick resource guide – stay safe and if you or anyone you know needs help, give these places …

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Cancelled: Annual General Meeting – March 31, 2020

This meeting is now cancelled.     Foothills Regional Victim Services Annual General Meeting Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:00pm Rotary Room – Okotoks Centennial Centre Guest Speaker: Roxane Baalim, Executive Director, Alberta Police-Based Victim Services Association

We End Violence – November 8-9, 2019

We are proud to announce that tickets are now available for purchase via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-end-violence-tickets-69215532521 Jeffrey Bucholtz will be speaking on a variety of topics extending from and are new to our conference from 2017. Topics include: A Conversation about Bias, Perception, Victims and Change Recognizing and Overcoming the Effects of Bias Centering the Problem: …

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