November Is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

November Is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta

Family Violence Prevention Month started in 1986 as a local initiative in the town of Hinton where four remarkable Albertans, Katherine Kennedy, Sonja Bennett, Faye Wheeler and Glenda Carter, formed The Hinton Society for the Prevention of Family Violence and launched Alberta’s very first family violence education and prevention campaign.

The Society’s goals were to draw public attention to the issue and to evoke positive change in their community. This led to expanding local supports and services for individuals and families in the areas of prevention, protection and rehabilitation.

At a time when family violence was never talked about publicly, these courageous women inspired the Alberta Legislature to proclaim every November, Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. Today their legacy continues. Hundreds of Alberta communities and thousands of individuals are actively involved in preventing family violence by providing public education and services.

See what The Hinton Society for the Prevention of Family Violence started 30 years ago.

Reach Out. Speak Out. – It Takes All Of Us #ABFVPM

Albertans want to live in a province where everyone feels safe. Our government is committed to ending family violence. But, we can’t do this alone. It takes all of us working together to promote healthy relationships and safe communities in our province.

Go Purple in November!

All Albertans - women and men, girls and boys - can show their support by hosting a Go Purple event in their communities, at work or at school during the month of November.

Be creative – think about ways you can Go Purple at the events and activities you are already planning for Family Violence Prevention Month 2017.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Host a Go Purple Potluck in your community or at work
  • Municipalities can host Go Purple Proclamation events to promote Family Violence Prevention Month
  • Sports teams can wear purple ribbons
  • Coordinate a Purple Ribbon Day or Wear Purple Day
  • Go Purple information booth
  • Put up Family Violence Prevention Month posters in your community
  • Host a Go Purple Community Walk
  • Collect toiletries, toys and books for emergency shelters
  • Host a training session on family violence prevention or awareness
  • Write a letter or email to the editor of your local newspaper on the importance of promoting healthy relationships

Post your events on our calendar

Email us the details of your events for our calendar.

Post your event photos on Twitter #ABFVPM

Follow us @AlbertaCSS during November.

Communities are also planning events to recognize National Bullying Awareness Week, November 12-18, which is a part of Family Violence Prevention.

Inspiration Awards 2017

Inspiration Awards showcases leaders in violence prevention and promoting healthy relationships. Recipients will be announced in November.

Promotional Resources for Family Violence Prevention Month 2017

You can download these resources to help promote Family Violence Prevention Month across Alberta.

  • 2017 Family Violence Prevention Month Logo
  • Banners for your website – 3 size options you can choose. Click on the thumbnail below to open a full size image for downloading.

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  • Posters in two sizes — use these to promote 2017 Family Violence Prevention Month
  • Fillable City/Town Proclamation Certificate
    Municipalities can download and save this certificate to proclaim Family Violence Prevention Month.  Type the information into the fillable fields. Save and print.
  • Fillable Event Poster
    Personalize this poster to promote your own FVPM community events and activities. Download and save the poster. Type your information into the fillable fields. Save and print.
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