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Build healthy relationships and end family violence.

Everyone has a role to play in creating a helping, caring and safe community that embraces all individuals’ personal well-being, builds healthy relationships and ends family violence.

What is your role in building a safe community?

White Ribbon Campaign

What is the White Ribbon Campaign?

The White Ribbon focuses on building understanding of what, we as a community, can do to stop family violence. The White Ribbon Campaign is part of an international movement that symbolizes people’s commitment towards positive relationships. 

What does it mean to wear the White Ribbon?

Show your support towards ending family violence and building healthy relationships by wearing a white ribbon in November.

In November, pick up your white ribbons at any Strathcona County facility.

Who can wear a White Ribbon?

Everyone has a role in creating a safe, strong community. We encourage everyone to be a champion and lead the way.

For more information on community education and awareness, call Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044 or email

Silent Witness Exhibit

Through a collective unified voice A Safe Place, Victim Services, Saffron, Men as Allies and Strathcona County are committed to bring 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 goals of the exhibit are to generate discussions on personal well-being, and healthy relationships, to commemorate and honour the lives of individuals and victims of triangulation killed in Alberta in acts of family violence, to educate our community about the varying degrees of family violence; while highlighting that people affected by family violence are not alone, and there are resources and supports available for those who are at risk.

The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters would like to thank the following for their assistance with this project:

  • Calgary Police Services
  • C.K. Equities LTD.
  • Edmonton Police Services
  • Northgate Lions Senior Citizen Association
  • RESOLVE Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and abuse
  • RONA Building Centre
  • And the many community members who volunteered hours of their time to produce the silhouettes.
Community Education

THREE Things You Might Not Know About Family Violence

1. Family violence is happening in Strathcona County… it may be affecting somebody close to you.

2. Children are harmed by family violence, even if they are not directly exposed to the violence.

3. Seven out of ten victims of spousal violence turn to informal sources of support such as friends, family, neighbours and co-workers.

Empowered by information and understanding we can overcome our hesitation to help and make a difference in the lives of those in need. Our Community Educator can customize FREE opportunities for your staff, community teams and residents.

For more information on community education and awareness, call Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044 or email

Community Groups

Members of our community who are creating positive change.

Men as Allies

The Men as Allies are a local men who recognize that everyone has a role to play in ending family violence. These engaged men are committed to ending family violence and bringing awareness to this social issue.

The Men as Allies are building a strong healthy community through

  • Raising awareness on the meaningful role boys and men have in eliminating family violence and building healthy relationships.
  • Engaging men and boys in prevention of family violence and the development of healthy relationships; and
  • Providing recommendations and support towards ongoing community prevention initiatives.

If you are interested in joining one of the community groups, call Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044 or email

Become a Volunteer Advocate

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity to network, give back to the community and meet new people?

Look no further! A new opportunity awaits you at:

Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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