Reach Out. Speak Out: Don't be a silent witness

September 28, 2016

Reach Out. Speak Out: Don't be a silent witness

In 2015, there were 840 domestic violence reports to RCMP in Strathcona County. Through a collective and unified voice, A Safe Place, Victim Services, Saffron Centre, Men as Allies and Strathcona County are committed to bringing awareness to the complex social issue of family violence through the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelter’s Silent Witness Exhibit.

The Silent Witness Exhibit consists of several large, red, wooden silhouettes placed in public facilities throughout the County during the month of October. The goal of the exhibit is to generate discussion, educate and to commemorate the lives of individuals killed by acts of family violence in Alberta. Healthy relationships are the answer. Residents are encouraged to learn how to practice and encourage healthy ways of interacting with each other.

There is strength in working together to build a safe, caring community. Residents are invited to share their thoughts about the exhibit, and promote solutions through social media and using the #SCSpeakout hashtag.

Further information is available online or by calling 780-464-4044.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595