The Month of 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 formed The Hinton Society for the Prevention of Family Violence and launched Alberta’s very first family violence education and prevention campaign

At a time when family violence was never talked about publicly, the Society 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.

This year’s provincial theme is Reach Out. Speak Out. – It Takes All of Us. This year’s theme and tagline encourages everyone to work together to promote healthy relationships and safe communities in our province.

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