Related Sites

InformAlberta online directory contains hundreds of services from across the province dealing with family violence and bullying.

The following provide information on family violence and bullying, initiatives, and how to get involved in education and prevention.

Youth

Canadian Red Cross – RespectED
This site provides a series of informative articles. It also discusses: Beyond the Hurt – the newest Red Cross RespectED program that addresses bullying and peer harassment. Young people and adults deliver the program in schools and community groups.

Department of Justice Canada – Youth Site
This interactive site offers children and youth family violence information and resources. The site is for designed children to navigate, it includes games, links, and support for youth.

Kids Help Phone
This is a website where children and youth can go to get 24-hour, bilingual, and anonymous phone counseling, referral and Internet service. This site offers professional counselors, support to young people in urban and rural communities.

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin / I am a Kind Man: Kids
This website was designed by the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC) to help kids understand when they are being abused and when they are abusing others. Based on traditional Ojibway teachings, the site offers great tips for working through anger and other normal feelings and shows us how to be a good friend to others.

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin / I am a Kind Man: Youth Site
This website was designed by the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC) to engage and educate young people to speak out against all forms of abuse toward Aboriginal women and girls.

Strategies for Healthy Youth Relationships featuring the Fourth R
“Strategies for Healthy Youth Relationships is a consortium of researchers and professionals dedicated to promoting healthy adolescent relationships and reducing risk behaviours.” This website offers information and resources for educators and other frontline professionals who work with youth.

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Women

Alberta Human Services – Women’s Issues
The department provides advice and information to the Minister responsible for women’s issues and to other Alberta government departments, undertakes joint projects with other government departments, and with similar agencies in other jurisdictions, and promotes public and government awareness of issues of concern to women.

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters
The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters is a province-wide, voluntary organization supporting women’s shelters and their partners through education, research and services for the benefit of abused women and their children.

Amnesty International
The Stop Violence Against Women campaign tracks international developments on violence as a gender and human rights issue. This website offers an activist toolkit for individuals to create their own workshops and campaigning activities locally.

Association for Women’s Rights in Development
This is an international site dedicated to informing and organizing connections for women. The Association for Women’s Rights in Development offers programs and forums regarding international support for women.

Law and Abuse Women
This site includes legal information that can help someone experiencing violence in an intimate relationship. The site contains several links to services and information for women.

RESOLVE
RESOLVE Alberta is part of a research network that co-ordinates and supports research aimed at ending violence, including research involving men and family violence.

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Men

Alberta Fatherhood Involvement Initiative
A website with resources that promote positive male parenting from Aboriginal fathers, immigrant fathers, homosexual fathers, single fathers and more. Check out their six videos – “There’s a dad for that” commercial series including Bike/Dance/Tea/Game/Reading/Hug Time promoting fatherhood across Alberta.

Men and Sexual Assault/Abuse
This website addresses how men are affected by sexual violence.

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence – Male Abuse
The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence is a national resource centre for information on all aspects of family violence. The ‘intimate partner abuse against men’ page provides research and discussion papers, as well as a directory of services and programs for male victims of violence.

White Ribbon Campaign
White Ribbon Days runs annually from November 25 to December 6 and its public education efforts focus on men and boys to speak out to end violence against women.

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Same-Sex and LGBTQ*

Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition
The Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition is a national organization whose objective is to address the various health and wellness issues that people who have sexual and emotional relationships with people of the same gender, or a gender identity that does not conform to the identity assigned to them at birth, encounter.

*LGBTQ: A commonly used acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, trans-identified, two-spirited and queer identities. Sexual minority is a synonymous term.

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Older Adults

Alberta Health, Government of Alberta
Alberta Health provide programs and services to enhance the well being and independence of seniors and persons with disabilities.

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network
The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network is a network of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse.

Calgary Kerby Centre
The Kerby Centre provides safe, secure shelter for men and women over 60 years of age in the Calgary area who are experiencing family violence.

Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA)
CNPEA raises awareness for Canadians to understand the issues faced by older adults being abused and neglected.

Community Response to Abuse and Neglect of Elders
Community Response to Abuse and Neglect of Elders works to prevent elder abuse, negelct and self-neglect through education, advocacy and response.

Edmonton Seniors’ Safe Housing
Provides temporary accommodation to men and women 60 years of age and older who require a safe place from a family violence situation.

Edmonton Elder Abuse Intervention Team
A collaboration of the Edmonton Police Service, the City of Edmonton Community Services, Catholic Social Services and Victorian Order of Nurses to prevent and respond to elder abuse.

International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)
INPEA is dedicated to spreading information about conferences and research briefings in their newsletter and website in their goal to prevent global abuse of older people.

Protection for Persons in Care
Protection for Persons in Care investigates reports of abuse or safety concerns for adults in publicly-funded care facilities. This includes hospitals, seniors’ lodges and nursing homes.

Edmonton Seniors’ Abuse HelpLine
For questions about senior abuse and community resource information. Part of the Edmonton Support Network.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
This special day is a time to share information, learn more, discuss the issue of abuse of older adults, and become involved. Many Canadians are using June 15th as an opportunity to recognize local and regional efforts that are being made to raise awareness of abuse of older adults.

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Aboriginal Families

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin / I am a Kind Man
This website was designed by the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC) to remind us that violence has never been an acceptable part of Aboriginal culture. Based on traditional Ojibway teachings, I am a Kind Man embraces the Seven Grandfather Teachings which show us how to live in harmony with Creation through wisdom, love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility and truth. The site also has sections for kids and youth.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada – Family Violence Prevention Program
The Family Violence Prevention Program for First Nations is a site dedicated to the reduction of family violence and development of secure family environments for children on-reserve. This program is designed to provide abuse prevention and protection services for Indian children and their families resident on reserve.

National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence
This organization’s mission is to reduce and, one day, eliminate family violence in Aboriginal Communities. This site presents information from an Aboriginal perspective.

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
On behalf of the Government of Canada and its Family Violence Initiative (FVI), the Public Health Agency of Canada operates the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV). The NCFV is Canada’s resource centre for information on violence within relationships of kinship, intimacy, dependency or trust. This site also features Aboriginal perspectives on family violence in Aboriginal families and communities.

Policy Forum on Aboriginal Women and Violence
In March of 2006, the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers responsible for the Status of Women held a Policy Forum in Ottawa on Aboriginal Women and Violence. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers, policy-makers and ministers engaged in the pursuit of culturally sensitive research and evidence-based policy-making.

The Healing Journey
This site offers a number of resources for people who are working in the area of family violence prevention for Aboriginal communities – both on- and off-reserve. The Healing Journey was developed by Gignoo Transition House and the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick, in cooperation with their Mi’Kmaq and Maliseet partners.

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Faith Communities

Alliance to End Violence (formerly Action Committee Against Violence)
The Alliance to End Violence (Calgary Domestic Violence Collective) site is designed to build awareness of abuse and is Calgary’s resource centre for family and sexual violence. They also provide support in faith communities. The site is aiming to exemplify respect and healing, while promoting safety and wellness for people who are affected by family violence.

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Employers/Workplace

Alberta Learning Information Service
This site explains that a supportive workplace can aide those in need. The site offers information for employers and how they can help their employees seek help.

Family-Business Connect Initiative
Since 2011, twelve employers signed a three-year commitment to reach out to employees and educate them about family violence issues. Family-Business Connect participants have partnered with Edmonton Mayor and Police Chief Rod Knecht as part of a Violence Reduction Action Plan to build connections between companies and Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters to shed light on family violence and its affects on the workplace, family and the community.

Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund)
Futures Without Violence works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence. The site also has a section on family violence and the workplace.

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Health Care Community

Canadian Medical Association
The Canadian Medical Association has several resources for health care professionals. The site contains several research papers and statistics on family violence.

Canadian Public Health Association
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is a national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada with links to the international public health community

Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund)
The Family Violence Prevention Fund website is aimed at promoting the prevention of violence within the home, in the community, and to help those whose lives are devastated by violence. The site also has a section on health resources.

Making the Connection: Domestic Violence and Public Health
How can we engage public health leaders to respond to family violence? Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund) in San Francisco developed a tool that makes the connection between family violence and leading public health concerns. This comprehensive CD, with PowerPoint presentation modules and accompanying guidebook, presents effective strategies for responding, and is available both online and for purchase.

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Bullying – Alberta

Bully Free Alberta
This website helps parents, teens and community members take control of this issue by giving them the tools they need to prevent or intervene in a bullying situation. It is a one-stop resource filled with helpful information about how to deal with bullying.

B-free.ca
Developed by youth for youth, this website has first-hand accounts of people who have overcome bullying, resources to help youth deal with their current situation, facts, quizzes and links to other anti-bullying sites.

Team Heroes
This website is an interactive, online game designed to help kids three to 11 make positive, empowering choices when confronted by a bully. Heroes Dakota, Tina, Kiara, Michael and Eric are experts at teaching kids how to protect themselves and others from bullying.

Safe and Caring Schools – Alberta Education
The Safe and Caring Schools (SACS) Initiative includes: resources, research conducted by three Alberta universities, and the development of preventive programs, materials and workshops, under the direction of the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) Safe and Caring Schools Project.

Effective Behaviour Supports – Alberta Education
Effective Behaviour Supports (EBS) is a system of school-wide processes and individualized instruction designed to prevent and decrease problem behaviour and to increase and maintain appropriate behaviour.

Safe and Caring Schools and Communities
The Society for Safe and Caring Schools and Communities (SACSC) seeks to prevent bullying and violence by educating children and youth and the adults in their lives in a way that promotes positive social interaction among all human beings. The programs of this non-profit organization aim to prevent violence and bullying in schools and communities through character education, conflict management training and building respect for diversity.

Public Legal Education Network
PLENA is a network of over 100 agencies, organizations and individuals that promote public legal education across Alberta.

Bullying.org
The purpose of this site is to eliminate bullying by supporting individuals and organizations to take positive actions against bullying through the sharing of resources, and to guide and champion them in creating non-violent solutions to the challenges and problems associated with bullying.

Cyberbullying.org
Includes information and support for victims of cyberbullying.

Alliance to End Violence (formerly Action Committee Against Violence)
The roles of Alliance to End Violence are to: promote coordination of services, determine needs, act as a catalyst, encourage community involvement, speak out against violence and provide information and resources.

RESOLVE Alberta
RESOLVE Alberta is part of a tri-prairie research network that co-ordinates and supports research aimed at ending violence, especially violence involving girls and women. The RESOLVE network is affiliated with the University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, University of Manitoba, University of Regina, University of Alberta, University of Winnipeg and Brandon University.

Teasing and Bullying: Unacceptable Behaviour Program (TAB)
TAB is a comprehensive bullying prevention program that helps children take responsible action by:

  • Changing attitudes towards teasing and bullying
  • Changing attitudes toward children with differences, particularly children who stutter
  • Providing a problem-solving approach using conflict resolution strategies
  • Encouraging peers to become active
  • Encouraging children who bully to change their behaviour.

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Bullying – Canada

Canadian Red Cross
This site provides a series of informative articles including: How Should I Handle Bullying and Harassment? and Safer Schools Start at Home. It also talks about: Beyond the Hurt – the newest Red Cross RespectED program that addresses bullying and peer harassment. The program is delivered in schools and community groups by young people and adults.

Canadian Public Health Association
Canadian Public Health Association’s (CPHA) goal is to engage partners in health, education, justice, social services, parents/guardians and youth in the development and testing of an evaluation framework and identification of the criteria of best practices for school-based anti-bullying/harassment programs.

Canadian Safe Schools Network
Canadian Safe Schools Network (CSSN) is a national, charitable organization dedicated to reducing youth violence and making our schools and communities safer. CSSN works with representatives from police, education, government and the business community across Canada to find new solutions to the problem of youth violence. The website included separate sections for students, teachers and parents.

The Canada Safety Council
The Canada Safety Council is a national, non-government, charitable organization dedicated to safety. Its mission is to lead in the national effort to reduce preventable deaths, injuries and economic loss in public and private places throughout Canada.

Kids Help Phone
This is a website where children and youth can go to get 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, referral and Internet service. Every day, professional counsellors provide immediate, caring support to young people in urban and rural communities across the country.

PREVNet
“PREVNet is a national network of Canadian researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments committed to stop bullying.” This website offers research summaries, toolkits, and other resources for multiple audiences.

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Children Exposed to Family Violence

Child Trauma Academy
The Child Trauma Academy site is aimed at educating, delivering services and program consultation in the areas of child maltreatment.

Child Welfare League of Canada
The Child Welfare League of Canada is a national membership-based organization dedicated to promoting the protection and well-being of vulnerable young people. This site contains information on reporting suspected child abuse, research, and publications.

United Nations Study on Violence Against Children
October 11, 2006 – The study draws together existing research and relevant information about the forms, causes and impact of violence on children and young people up to age 18. It combines human rights, public health and child protection perspectives. The report calls for a wide range of actions to be taken to prevent and respond to violence against children in all settings: the home and family, schools and educational settings, institutions (care and judicial), the workplace and the community.

The United Nations has publicized the results form their Study on Violence Against Children. This site contains links to their findings.

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Crime Prevention

Canada Safety Council
The Canada Safety Council is a national, non-government, charitable organization dedicated to safety. Its mission is to lead in the national effort to reduce preventable deaths, injuries and economic loss in public and private places throughout Canada.

Public Safety Canada
This Government of Canada website describes the responsibilities of Public Safety Canada. It has resources to Public Safety Canada publications, news, and policies.  

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Family Violence

Alberta Human Services
The Alberta Human Services site explains what they do, and how you can help.

Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
The Alberta Justice and Solicitor General site contains links to various sources, such as court information, justice specific programs, and other events.

Alberta SPCA
The Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has resources on animal cruelty and its links to family violence. In a family violence situation, an abusive person may threaten to or actually harm a pet as a method of control.

Alliance to End Violence
The Alliance to End Violence is Calgary’s resource centre for family and sexual violence. The website offers victims safety planning steps and contact information for Calgary and area services, as well as information resources on a variety of topics for professionals.

Community Initiatives Against Family Violence
CIAFV is a voluntary Edmonton initiative of government, not-for-profit agencies and individuals working together towards a collaborative, coordinated community resopnse to family violence and bullying.

Domestic Violence Handbook: For Police and Crown Prosecutors in Alberta
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General (updated January 2013) – This handbook is a compilation of the research, best practices, and knowledge that experts in the area of family violence would agree are essential to effective response by the criminal justice system. The Alberta Government’s dedication to ending family violence is ongoing, and as such, this electronic handbook will continue to be updated.

Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile 2006 | 2011
July 13, 2006 – Victimization surveys have shown that spousal violence frequently involves multiple incidents. However, a study by Statistics Canada examining 10 years of police-reported data shows that most spousal violence is reported to police on only a single occasion.

International Association for Suicide Prevention
The International Association for Suicide Prevention is in partnership with the World Health Organization and is dedicated to the prevention of suicidal behaviour. This site offers forums, crisis workers, mental health professionals, suicide survivors, and volunteer information.

Justice Canada
The Justice of Canada website is designed to inform individuals on what family violence is and how Canadians can help recognize the signs and stop violence within the home.

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
On behalf of the Government of Canada and its Family Violence Initiative (FVI), the Public Health Agency of Canada operates the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV). The NCFV is Canada’s resource centre for information on violence within relationships of kinship, intimacy, dependency or trust. This site contains several links to various online resources.

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week
For testimonials, tips on how to participate locally, success stories and current information about victims’ issues.

Law that better protects victims of family violence
The Protection Against Family Violence Act (PAFVA) was amended, and the changes came into effect on November 1, 2006. The law adds stalking to the definition of family violence, which means Emergency Protection Orders can be issued to protect those who are experiencing this form of abuse from a family member. Alberta is only the second jurisdiction in Canada to include this provision.

This legislation also helps children exposed to family violence by requiring judges and justices of the peace to consider the exposure when determining if an Emergency Protection Order should be granted. In addition, an order by the Court of Queen’s Bench can authorize children to receive counselling with the consent of one parent. This will ensure that an abusive parent cannot stand in the way of the child getting the help they need.

The legislation also protects vulnerable people, such as seniors who are being abused by a family member, regardless of whether they live together. It provides a more comprehensive explanation of family violence and gives frontline case workers, police and judges a common understanding of the dynamics of family violence.

WHO Violence Prevention Alliance
The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is a network of WHO Member State governments, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, and private, international and intergovernmental agencies working to prevent violence.

World Health Organization: Preventing Child Maltreatment
October 16, 2006 – World Health Organization (WHO) has a practical guide to help countries prevent violence against children. Children are the victims of startling levels of violence, often at the hands of those who should be protecting them. This guide, published by WHO and the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), demonstrates that violence against children can and must be prevented. Read the guide.

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Peace Education

Canadian Culture of Peace Program – Alberta Peace
This site explains the Culture of Peace Program and how the cities of Edmonton and Calgary are incorporating the program into their culture. The site outlines the objectives of the program and how the cities will accomplish these goals.

Canadian Culture of Peace Program CCOPP
The Culture of Peace Program website is aimed at promoting peace at home and abroad. This site provides links to articles, programs, and how Canadians can promote peace in their own homes.

Culture of Peace Initiative
The Culture of Peace is a site that unites individuals to promote peace.

Culture of Peace News Network
The Culture of Peace News Network site outlines Canadian and international peace education events. The site has links to books and online resources.

Global Youth Assembly
The Global Youth Assembly website outlines the events, the objectives, and highlights of the Assembly. The Assembly featured artwork, guest speakers, and information on how youth can be involved in the event.

Hope Foundation of Alberta
The Hope foundation is dedicated to understanding and enhancing hope in individuals, families, and institutions. We offer research opportunities, specialized counseling services, speakers, workshops, and programs for children and youth. This site contains links to research and counseling services.

Pathways to Peace
Pathways to Peace is a co-operative movement to unite the strengths of existing organizations and projects toward making Peace a practical reality in the 21st century. The annual highlight of this Initiative is the International Day of Peace (Peace Day), which is celebrated worldwide on September 21.

United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization website contains specific links for women, least developed countries, and peace education initiatives. The site has its own newsletter, calendar of events, and links to other peace resources.

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Peace Education – Teachers

Canadian Safe Schools – For Teachers
Canadian Safe Schools Network (CSSN) is a national, charitable organization dedicated to reducing youth violence and making our schools and communities safer. CSSN works with police, educators, government and businesses across Canada to uncover solutions to the problems of youth violence. The website includes separate sections for students, teachers, and parents.

Classroom Connections – Cultivating Peace – For Teachers
The Classroom Connection is and educational site with downloadable resources for teachers. The site also contains materials for students who want to make a difference.

Peace Education Centre – For Teachers
The Teachers College Peace Education Center’s (TCPEC) mission is to further the development of the field of peace education, particularly in recognition of the unprecedented need to address issues of security, war and peace, human rights and social justice, sustainable development and ecological balance.

Safe and Caring Schools – Alberta Education  – For Teachers
The Safe and Caring Schools (SACS) Initiative site includes resources, research, and the development of preventive programs, materials and workshops. This site is under the direction of the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) Safe and Caring Schools Project.

Society for Safe and Caring Schools and Communities – For Teachers
The Society for Safe and Caring Schools and Communities (SACSC) seeks to prevent bullying and violence. The site aims to educate children, youth and adults. This non-profit has programs aimed at preventing violence and bullying in schools and communities through education, conflict management training and building respect for diversity.

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Sexualized Violence

Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services
The Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services mission is to “provide leadership, coordination, collaboration and a unified voice on issues of sexual abuse and sexual assault.”

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