Week Without Violence

2018-10-19T15:36:23-06:00October 19th, 2018|Our View|

So far this year Calgary Police Service (CPS) has responded to nearly 3,400 domestic violence incidents. This figure represents a 46 per cent increase compared to the five-year average. In Alberta, we, unfortunately, have one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Canada. We know that women represent 80 per cent of domestic [...]


2018-05-08T09:49:55-06:00December 1st, 2017|Our View|

Each year the Calgary Police respond to more than 18,000 domestic conflict calls. For reference, that’s two times more than the number of break and enter calls and three times the number of stolen vehicles reported last year. In Alberta, we unfortunately have one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Canada. We [...]

Step up to end family violence

2014-07-07T14:36:11-06:00July 7th, 2014|Our View|

Help women and their children walk away from family violence – sign up for YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® today! Registration is now open for YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES®, an awareness and fundraising event that asks men to strap on a pair of heels and walk two laps around Olympic [...]

YWCA Blog: Client Success Story

2014-07-02T08:07:17-06:00July 2nd, 2014|Our View|

Growing up, I had all the luxuries in life. My family and I travelled around the country, lived in big houses and went to the best schools and colleges. After completing my master’s degree I started teaching in a distinguished private school in my city. I loved everything about my life as it contained comfort, [...]

VIDEO: YWCA group counselling

2014-06-09T12:51:16-06:00June 9th, 2014|Our View|

YWCA Adult Clinical Services is a healthy relationship program open to anyone. The program is primarily a group counselling program, built to help clients better deal with family violence with peers experiencing similar circumstances. Group counselling can help people who want to see improvements in their own approach to relationships, or who are struggling with [...]

VIDEO: See one night through her eyes

2014-04-28T11:33:20-06:00April 28th, 2014|Our View|

You have seen her on the train, taking her children to a doctor’s appointment. She struggled to find enough money to pay the $3 fare. It came out of her budget for groceries. You have seen her at work. She hid her bruises from you with a long sweater in the middle of a hot [...]

YWCA BLOG: Client success story

2014-04-21T13:33:01-06:00April 21st, 2014|Our View|

The YWCA of Calgary offers counselling services for parents and children to help deal with family violence and set a path to healing, learning and thriving in a safe community. Read a success story from a client who accessed our counselling services in 2013: After leaving my abusive husband, it became clear over the weeks [...]

YWCA BLOG: The role of business in ending family violence

2014-02-12T16:23:00-07:00February 12th, 2014|Our View|

The panelists included:Lana Wells – Brenda Strafford Chair, Prevention of Domestic Violence, University of Calgary;Lorna St. Thomas – Manager of Community Investments and Partnerships for Enbridge Pipelines;Inspector Steve Barlow – Calgary Police Service; and Rhonda Kent – YWCA Manager, Children Exposed to Family Violence As an organization that serves women who are struggling, the [...]