Week Without Violence

2018-10-19T15:36:23+00:00October 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 [...]

When misogyny kills

2018-04-27T14:00:39+00:00April 27th, 2018|Our View|

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” ― Margaret Atwood News of the devastating attack in Toronto has spread across the world and for us, the attack hits close to home. Not only does our heart hurt for the families and friends of those [...]

#BreakTheSilenceYYC

2018-05-08T09:49:55+00:00December 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 [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: YW CALGARY SHEDS LIGHT ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

2018-03-12T10:49:26+00:00December 6th, 2016|Press Releases|

CALGARY, Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – Today YW Calgary will shed light on gender-based violence in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. With the support of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, ATB Financial and Calgary Tower Management the Langevin Bridge, Calgary Tower and McMahon Stadium will shine red [...]