Family Violence Prevention Month

1 in 3 Albertans have been impacted by family violence.

Alberta marks November as the Family Violence Prevention Month, and in collaboration with FCSS, Families First, RCMP, and Victim Services, we invite you, the heart of our community, to actively engage, learn, and support the cause.

Stand with us this November as we bring to the forefront the pressing issue of family violence and how, together, we can make a difference.

Upcoming Events

Purple Downtown

November 1-17, 2023

Our city's heart turns purple with tree lights, symbolizing our stand against family violence. Visit, capture the view, and share your support online.

Proclamation by the Mayor

November 1, 2023, 2-2:30pm @ City Hall

Begin the month with a powerful proclamation from the Mayor, underlining our commitment to tackling family violence. The public and media are welcome. Please wear purple to show solidarity.

City Hall Exhibits

"Empty Seat at the Table" Interactive Exhibit

Kicks-off November 1 @ 1-2pm and runs November 1-17, 2023 during regular hours

Decorate a place setting in memory of those who didn’t return home due to family violence. This heart-touching interactive exhibit is open to the public and offers an opportunity to reflect, remember, and raise awareness. For more information, contact Krista Allan with FCSS (

"Stepping Beyond Silence: The Ripple Effect of Family Violence" Art Nook Exhibit

November 1-17, 2023 during regular hours

A poignant display of shoes illustrating the vast impact of family violence on our community. Experience the stories and share the reflections. 🖼️💜 #ArtAgainstViolence #ArtNookExhibit

REAL Talk Lunch & Learn

November 3, 2023, 12-2pm @ Dow Centennial Centre

An eye-opening workshop, shedding light on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 Albertans will face domestic abuse. Learn to identify the signs and break the cycle of abuse. This event is open to the public. Plus, enjoy a complimentary lunch.

This Lunch & Learn is now full, registration is closed

Cut It Out Program for Salon Professionals

November 23, 2023, 10am-12pm @ West River's Edge

Salon professionals often become confidants. This program empowers them to recognize, respond, and refer clients who may be facing family violence.

Register online for the Cut It Out Program for Salon Professionals

Blog Posts and Community Engagement

Stay informed with our blog posts sharing statistics, real stories, and support-related content for those affected by family violence. Engage with our online community as we discuss pressing issues, seek solutions, and open channels for support.

Get involved

Want to be part of this initiative beyond attending the events? Reach out to us. Whether it's volunteering, providing resources, or sharing personal experiences, every bit helps.

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