Albertans must take action to address family violence in their communities.
“No single organization or sector is going to solve family violence. Everyone has a role in ending this complex social issue. Recognizing the warning signs, and knowing how to support family, friends, neighbours and co-workers is a solid start.”
Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services
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Police statistics show family violence happens in all Alberta communities – yes, even in your community.
Research shows that neighbours, friends and co-workers play a vital role to help reduce and prevent family violence.
Family Violence Prevention Month began in 1986 as a community initiative in Hinton, Alberta. A group of concerned citizens formed the Hinton Society for the Prevention of Family Violence and launched a domestic violence and education campaign. This grassroots effort spurred the Alberta Legislature to designate every November as Family Violence Prevention Month.