Family Violence Prevention Month 2021

November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta.

  • In our community, 137 family violence calls are made to Parkland RCMP every month.
  • Family Violence can happen to anyone – anywhere. It encompasses all forms of domestic abuse, including: emotional, verbal, physical, sexual, spiritual, and financial.
  • Education is the first step. Check out community programs in November to learn more about ways to protect yourself and those you love. Together we can SHINE A L!GHT on Domestic Abuse.
  • One in three women are affected by domestic abuse; this is the same number of women affected by cancer. Let’s start talking about breaking the silence.

Join us in November for special community programs and a community campaign to SHINE A L!GHT on domestic abuse.

SHINE A L!GHT

Get Creative!

Throughout November, display a purple light in support of victims of domestic abuse.

Share photos with #GoPurpleAB and #WhereToTurn

Wear Your Support

Pick up your choice of ribbon at your local Tri-Region library.

Purple Ribbon

To increase awareness and community responsiveness to family violence.

White Ribbon

Calls on all men and boys to support survivors and prevent all forms of violence.

Moose Hide

Signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together to end family violence.

Local Stories

Domestic Abuse happens in our community and every month almost 140 calls involving domestic abuse are made to Parkland RCMP.

Read some of these local stories.

Breaking the Silence

Join us to learn about domestic abuse, the myths and truths and the impacts it has on men, women and children. Facilitated by Parkland Turning Points Society.

Tuesday, November 9
12-1 PM
Online event. A Zoom link will be provided to registrants in an email immediately following your registration.

Clare's Law Overview

Clare’s Law gives people who feel at risk of domestic violence a way to get information about their partners so they can make informed choices about their safety. Join us to learn more about this law from a Sagesse representative and how you can use it to ensure the safety of your friends and family.

Tuesday, November 16
6-7 PM
Online event. A Zoom link will be provided to registrants in an email immediately following your registration.

Women's Self-Defence

Learn to protect yourself with easy and effective techniques from 3 local experts with a wealth of knowledge: Constable Sarah Williams (Parkland RCMP), Sifu Jeff Brinker (Silent River Kung Fu), and Sensei Robert Hargreaves (Parkland Shotokan Karate).

Bring a buddy to train with and share the experience with your mother, daughter, sister, friend or coworker.

In-person participation requires proof of vaccination. Virtual attendance available. Ages 14+.

Sunday, November 21
1-3 PM
In-person and online event.
Silent River Kung Fu
4302 33 Street, Stony Plain
* If restrictions allow.

A Zoom link will be provided to registrants in an email immediately following your registration if you prefer to attend online.

Presented in partnership for the TriRegion Family Violence Awareness Month:

  • Town of Stony Plain, Community and Social Development
  • Stony Plain Youth Centre
  • City of Spruce Grove, Community Social Development
  • Parkland RCMP
  • Alberta Probation
  • Safe Horizon
  • Turning Points