Family and Community Safety Grants 2015 Recipients - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Family and Community Safety Grants 2015 Recipients

Agency Name


Program Name and Description

Alberta Council of Women's Shelters (ACWS)


Building Shelter Capacity to Work with Aboriginal Communities: In partnership with the on-reserve women's emergency shelters, ACWS will build an action plan to create awareness of services and supports provided by women's emergency shelters in Alberta.

altview Foundation for Gender Variant and Sexual Minorities

Sherwood Park and Area

Youth Outlet Project: Creates and maintains youth-driven Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) initiatives focusing on Gay-Straight Alliances in schools. The goal is to reduce isolation and create peer-support systems designed to meet LGBTQ youth needs while linking to qualified staff to provide support for urgent concerns. The Foundation gives school presentations on bullying, harassment, language, and resources, to address societal concerns like stigmatization.

ASSIST Community Services Centre


Strengthening Child Safety with New Immigrant Families in Edmonton: By strengthening the capacity of parents and caregivers, we will reduce risk factors and promote protective factors for children in less established immigrant communities. The project will bring together a team of liaisons who will represent the communities they serve.

Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services

East Region 7

A Plan to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Violence in East Region 7 (Bonnyville, Cold Lake, St. Paul, and Lac La Biche): This project will develop and implement a three-year community action plan aimed at enhancing the resiliency and capacity of children to prevent and respond to sexual violence throughout the lifespan.

Association of Communities Against Abuse (ACAA)

Stettler and East Central Alberta

Strengthening Child Safety in Rural Families and Communities in East Central Alberta: Through a Family Support Worker, the project will support the treatment of those who have suffered child abuse and bullying to collaborate with the ACAA program, schools and families.

Beaver First Nation

Beaver First Nation (High Level)

Beaver First Nation Community Safety Initiative: The project will create a community action plan that will raise awareness of child sexual abuse, children's mental health, sexual abuse, family violence and bullying. The action plan will focus on prevention and support strategies for the community and families, protective factors and reducing risk factors.

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society


Coyote Pride Mentoring Program: This project will provide for Aboriginal mentoring in Edmonton public schools.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters Society of Calgary and Area

Calgary and Southern Alberta

Child and Youth Mentoring Supports: The project will increase access to quality mentoring relationships and programs in Calgary's surrounding communities and rural areas and build the organizational capacity to respond to requests from these communities.

Bigstone Health Commission

Bigstone Cree First Nation

Bigstone Triple P - Positive Parenting: The goal is to provide evidence-based information to parents, normalize asking for help, and encourage parents to be self-sufficient to reduce family violence.

Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area

Northern Alberta

Mentoring Support in Satellite Communities: Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking to enhance the sustainability and reach of its mentoring supports in existing satellite offices by increasing staff time and focusing on service delivery roles. It will also seek to build its management and rural mentoring capacity in northern Alberta to assess mentoring needs, determine community strengths and implement relevant integrated mentoring strategies to serve rural children.

Boys and Girls Club of Calgary


Youth Homelessness: The grant will provide for the hiring of a referral and assessment worker to ensure youth are connected to the right programs and supports and also an elements coach who will work with families and youth in crisis. Youth will have access to medical and mental health supports.

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse(CCASA)

Calgary and Southern Alberta

CCASA in the Community – Outreach to Diverse and Marginalized Communities: The project will establish an outreach plan that will engage communities to remove barriers to sexual violence supports especially for diverse, immigrant and rural populations, by empowering local groups to meet community needs and increase awareness about sexual violence.

Calgary Counselling Centre


Trauma Informed Training: The project will provide trauma informed training and support to front-line responders and professionals.

Calgary Sexual Health Centre


Provincial Scaling: This project will expand sexual health programming to rural and remote communities by integrating training, programs and services within existing structures in each community.

Calgary Sexual Health Centre

Calgary and Area

WiseGuyz: This project will expand its school-based program to more schools in the Calgary area. The program’s curriculum focuses on gender roles, sexual health and healthy relationships and will also expand into non-traditional school and community settings.

Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter

Calgary, Strathmore and High River

Centralized Intake: Women's Emergency Shelters: This project will create a centralized intake procedure and process for Calgary and area Women's Emergency Shelter to better co-ordinate access and entry to the emergency shelters and support services they offer.

Carya Society of Calgary


Somali Cultural Brokers Community Action Plan: Based on the Mentoring for Inclusion project, this proposal seeks to engage diverse populations through organizational mentoring and build capacity in an ethno-culturally sensitive way and promote healthy relationships within the community and with outside organizations.

Catholic Family Service of Calgary


The Young Dads' Project: This project will aim to reduce the risk of child mistreatment and family violence in young families through parenting groups designed to build knowledge and an evidence-based program on improving co-parenting relationships between young parents.

Catholic Social Services


Parenting in 2 Cultures: This project will provide parents with preventative family violence programming in a culturally sensitive way. This project will increase effective parenting and strengthen the support network among immigrant and refugee parents in the Canadian cultural context and decrease family violence.

Catholic Social Services

Red Deer

The Family Enrichment Program: This project will provide family-centered services for families of all faiths and cultures. Focus on increasing family protective factors to optimize children and youth's social development, positive family functioning, and effective parenting. The project will also improve communication and reduce unhealthy interactions.

Central Alberta Immigrant Women's Association (CAIWA)

Red Deer and Area

Safe Families: This collaborative community action will address the needs of new immigrants experiencing family violence within Red Deer and area through an integrative community approach.

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools


Connections Program: This project targets marginalized and behaviourally challenged youth who are at risk of dropping out of school, perpetuating familial and social cycles of poverty, sexual abuse, violence, addiction and mental illness by building capacity through healthy relationships.

Compass Centre for Sexual Wellness


Stepping It Up - Communities for Healthy Sexuality and Relationships: This project will address the needs for culturally appropriate and accurate sexual health information.

Coronation and District Support Services

Coronation Castor

Youth/Family Enhancement: This funding will provide mentors to promote healthy relationships for at-risk youth and their families through an after-school program and community functions in Coronation and Castor. These programs will function to reduce family violence by engaging men and boys.

Crowsnest Pass Women's Resource and Crisis Centre


Mentoring Moms Program: Will provide single and low income mothers who are struggling with addictions or mental health issues, with increased emotional support while teaching parenting skills and building community connectedness.

Dene Tha’ First Nations

Dene Tha' First Nation

Keeping Families Safe: This project will provide supports to decrease family violence in the community through an outreach worker, as well as through the development and implementation of an integrated community action plan.

East Indian Women's Cultural Connection Society


Community Initiatives for Abused East Indian Women: The support/counselling agency helps abused women in the East Indian community and their children in their native language and provides in-home family support/counselling and legal advocacy and interpreter services.

Edmonton City Centre Church Corporation


The Safety Centre Project: This project will address needs of vulnerable people who are sexually exploited or engaged in the sex trade by sustaining three safety centers and by extending drop-in hours on weekdays and weekends for people who do not feel safe in mainstream facilities.

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers


Engaging Immigrant and Refugee Newcomer Men and Boys: Violence prevention programming will provide supports to fathers and sons during their settlement journey. A strong focus will be made on developing healthy relationships and navigating new cultural environments.

Family and Community Support Services

Oyen (Medicine Hat)

Healthy Relationships, Healthy Communities: This project will implement community action plans developed in 2013. A Network Navigator will coordinate services, promote public awareness, support a volunteer response team for those in crisis and implement the "Fourth R," a healthy relationships program in public schools.

Family and Community Support Services Lamont County Region


Complex Needs Family Home Visitation Program: Staff will work with families in their rural and remote county regions who are isolated, living in poverty, experiencing mental health issues or is in need of parenting support. The program will bring resources to the client to improve protective factors.

Family Centre Society of Southern Alberta

Lethbridge and Southern First Nation Communities

Supporting Father Involvement: This project will work in First Nations communities to hire and train a team to deliver the program to First Nations’ participants at partner agencies.

Family Violence Action Society: Camrose and District


Milestones in Mental Health and Wellness: This project will provide counselling for children and youth exposed to family violence, addiction, anger issues and bullying, as well as improved access to counselling.

Fort MacLeod Kids First Family Centre

Fort Macleod

Family Outreach Services Centre: This grant will fund two positions to increase resiliency for First Nation families. This includes a full-time family outreach worker who will work with at-risk First Nations families with a focus on early childhood development and a full-time youth worker who will facilitate healthy relationships programming for at-risk youth.

Fort McMurray Victim Services Society

Fort McMurray

Wood Buffalo Children's Advocacy Centre: This project will fund a Project Enhancement Manager and a multi-disciplinary team, to provide support for victims of abuse. The goal of the team is to maximize the mental health of children and youth going through the justice system to prevent re-victimization.

Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society

Fort Saskatchewan

The Fifth Generation Project: The Families First Society, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Restorative Justice Program, will spearhead initiatives to engage men and boys in relevant, accessible family violence prevention programming.

Further Education Society of Alberta


New Beginnings: Parenting After Violence: This community initiative builds off of the "Taking Shelter with Literacy Program." This project will use a literacy informed holistic model to reduce the links between illiteracy, poverty and family violence by working or reduce risk factors by building personal and parenting skills.

Hanna and District Association of Lifelong Learning


Step Forward: The project will address the issues of sexual and family violence in the community by establishing a task force, conducting a formal needs assessment, and developing an action plan to promote education and awareness, as well as promoting healthy relationships.

Healthy Families Healthy Futures


Community Action for Healthy Relationships (CAHR) Network: This project focuses on outreach services to clients impacted by family violence, conducting danger assessments and creating safety plans. It will also extend healthy relationship groups to rural areas to provide further intervention supports.

High Level Community Policing Society

High Level

Domestic Violence Response Unit (DVRU): This project will provide a direct response to high incident rates of family violence and ensure that the needs of the family will be met during a crisis.

High Prairie and District Children's Resource Council

High Prairie

Brighter Futures: This project will expand and intensify services for children and family mental health by extending the scope to include children and youth under 18, as well as expand awareness and education about healthy relationships to include building respectful gender relations for children and youth and develop supports for diverse populations.

Hinton Friendship Centre Society


West Yellowhead Domestic Violence Treatment Program: This family violence project uses therapists to extend the reach of the program to the families of the offender. The program offers a cultural worker to provide outreach to Aboriginal families impacted by family violence.



Domestic Conflict Response Team (DCRT): This project provides in-home support to families impacted by family violence. These families are identified by Child and Family Services, the police or community agencies that are in contact with the family, such as schools, churches and social agencies. DCRT was originally funded as a pilot program through Alberta Justice’s Safe Communities Fund.

Hope Haven Society

Lac La Biche

Lac La Biche and Area Family Violence Program: This project was designed based on community needs and will provide community members with the tools to create healthy relationships through a 12 week program.

Hull Services


Community Parent Education Program (CPEP): This project is a family strengthening program open to all families in the community with children ages 5-17. The focus is on improving the quality of family life and parent-child relationships.

Immigrant Services Calgary Society


Open Door Project: This project will engage immigrant youth in education programming that will build upon the cultural values of its participants and promote healthy relationships for youth in Grades 6 to 9.

Intercultural Child and Family Centre


Enhancing Child Care Services to Support Vulnerable Children and Families: The Centre serves immigrant, refugee and otherwise vulnerable families by providing a safe, stimulating and culturally responsive environment for children while their parents are at work or attend school. The project extends outreach programs to families through a comprehensive program of family support and education. The Centre's child care staff, who are all immigrants, will become family resources. This project partners with the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative and MacEwan University.

Jasper Community Team


Collaborating to Address Risk and Protective Factors in Jasper: Building Community Engagement and Capacity: This project addresses family and sexual violence across the lifespan by collaborating with community partners to break down silos with team building efforts.

John Howard Society of Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie

Family Ties: The Tabono project develops protective factors for youth through mentoring and group learning. This grant will aid in the hiring of a full-time mental health worker to provide supports to youth and coordinated supports to parents.

Legal Aid Society of Alberta

Calgary and

Southern Alberta

Calgary Emergency Protection Order Program (CEPOP): This project provides access to justice services with no-cost assistance to claimants who are navigating the legal system due to domestic violence issues.

Lloydminster Sexual Assault and Information Centre


Collaborative Crisis Response Initiative (CCRI): This project will develop crisis response supporting the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). The goal is to support collaboration, training for organizations and recruitment of volunteers.

McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association

Medicine Hat

Color Me Free Project: This project will be integrated with current youth outreach programs that target LGBTQ youth and their families. It will reduce social isolation, improve community connections and capacity and expand resources to this population.

Métis Child and Family Services Society Edmonton


SNUG Community Outreach Program: The project is built on a harm reduction model that will provide after-hours support to street-involved men, women, and transgendered individuals, who have multiple and complex needs such as addictions and mental health.

Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre


Relentless Caring Connections: Through a collaborative partnership, this project will address the multiple and complex needs of at-risk families by ensuring they have access to wraparound supports. The hope is to increase a protective factor to decrease family violence.

Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society


North Star - Aapatski'kaktosi - The Building Stronger Urban Aboriginal Families: This project will provide culturally relevant parenting programs for Aboriginal families to reduce the involvement of Aboriginal families with child welfare and decrease family violence.

PACE – Providing Assistance, Counselling and Education

Grande Prairie and region

Regional Sexual Violence Awareness Program (High Prairie, Valleyview, Peace River and Grande Prairie:) This project will increase community awareness and the ability to respond to sexual violence. Also, there is a focus on school-based programming to improve the resiliency of children and enhance protective factors in the community.

Parkland Turning Points Society

Stony Plain

Offender Treatment and Victim Supports Program Expansion: This treatment project is for both victim and offenders in family violence, with a focus on the cycle of abuse.

Peavine Métis Settlement

Peavine Métis Settlement (High Prairie)

Peavine Safe Community Program: This project will address historic trauma in the community through training, education and awareness to lower the rates of sexual violence in the community.

Ponoka Youth Centre Association


Ponoka Youth Centre Association: This project increases collaboration among youth-serving agencies to prevent violence, and promote healthy relationships and life skills for children aged 5-18 in the rural region around Ponoka.

Pride Centre of Edmonton

Edmonton and Area

Community Education Outreach Program: This project will allow a diverse range of service providers and organizations in the Greater Edmonton area to access high-quality, specialized, and targeted educational presentations and resources on LGBTQ issues.

Sagitawa Friendship Society

Peace River and surrounding First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities

Ground Level Youth Centre Engaging Positive Youth Connections (EPYC): The Youth Centre is where youth aged 10 - 24 years can gather to find support, services and friendship. The EPYC works with schools and families to provide a positive, wraparound approach. The project assists in developing the internal strengths and resiliency of youth and families, while reducing involvement in substance abuse, violence, gang recruitment and criminal activity. Will work extensively with the nearby FNMI communities.

Samson Cree Nation


The Family Project: This project will work with victims of family violence and will also work to promote grass roots intergenerational change through education and skill-building to promote parental skills and increase healthy relationship skills.

Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE)


First-Responder Training: This project will provide first-response training to responders on sexual abuse and sexual violence who are the first point of contact for sexual assault victims and to MOMentum (Mentoring for Moms) which targets single families led by women who have experienced sexual or family violence leaving their children vulnerable to similar trauma.

Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre


Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre: This plan implements a community action plan to address child abuse with social agencies, corporate sponsors, the Calgary Police Service, the RCMP, as well as the ministries of Health, Education, Justice and Solicitor General and Human Services. Resources will support the further development of the Centre and its collaborative model and research into the collective impact model.

St. Joseph's Collegiate


Connections Program: This project targets marginalized, disengaged, traumatized, and behaviourally challenged youth whose behaviours put them at risk by expanding the proven connection program developed in High River. The Connections program builds capacity through the formation of healthy relationships and the facilitation of prevention initiatives.

Strathcona County - Family and Community Services

Sherwood Park

Engaging Men and Boys: Through the use of SHIFT's Healthy Youth Relationship Framework, the project will focus on primary prevention with boys by promoting healthy relationship awareness and skill building within a school setting.

The Today Family Violence Help Centre


Specialized Support for High-Risk Victims of Family Violence Prevention Partnership Project: This project will promote the development of a community action service plan by increasing wrap-around support in one location for family violence victims in high-risk populations. Target populations include ethno-cultural and LGBTQ communities.

Two Wheel View

Morley First Nation

Full Cycle Initiative: This project will work with the Morley First Nation Community to reduce risk factors for Stoney Plain First Nations youth through a school-based cycling program. It will include a bike mechanics program, a youth-run Bike Hub and a five-day bike expedition through traditional Stoney/Nakota land. The goal is to encourage youth to attend school and focus on a positive activity while building community support for youth.

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region


Edmonton and Area Mental Health Initiative: A Continuum of Support: This project is a collaboration of the United Way, the City of Edmonton, and 30 other agencies, to build a seamless and comprehensive community mental health system. The system will allow individuals and families to have timely access to services. It is based on the February 2014 white paper entitled “Mental Health/Counselling Services in Edmonton: A Continuum of Support”.

University of Alberta Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services


Community Connections: Supporting Vulnerable Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Youth in Alberta: This project will focus on primary and secondary prevention efforts against sexual violence across Alberta to reduce risk and build resilience for vulnerable LGBTQ youth in Alberta.

University of Alberta Students' Union


The Landing - A Student Space for Gender and Sexual Diversity: This project will provide services for those marginalized on the basis of gender or sexual identity which necessitates developing specialized resources and community-building to meet their needs. Programming to prevent gender-based violence, capacity building through training and peer education using mentorship models.

Victorian Order of Nurses - Western Canada


Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Community Strangulation Identification and Assessment Project: This project will use the nationally recognized Strangulation Assessment Tool and Protocol so Registered Nurses can provide assessments, education and supportive referrals to victims of family violence.

Walk-In Counselling Society of Edmonton


Wraparound Drop-In Counselling: This project will expand its operations and partner with community organizations to provide immediate, affordable, wraparound counselling services for Albertans.

Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services Society


Family Violence Project: This project promotes awareness of family violence in the community and provides victim services to people impacted by family violence. The client focus will be on Aboriginal clients struggling with mental health issues.

Young Women's Christian Association of Banff

Banff and area

Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response – Bow Valley: This project will work with the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services to engage community partners to create an action plan that addresses the unique demographic of young adults, transient/short-term workers and foreign workers in the Bow Valley corridor.

Young Women's Christian Association of Lethbridge and District

Lethbridge, Southern Alberta

YWCA Amethyst Project - Sexual Violence Intervention, Education and Training: The YWCA will work in collaboration with the 3rd Option to support recovery and healing of sexual assault victims and also includes intervention and education in the culture of violence and in healthy relationships.

Modified: 2015-09-10
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