24-Hour Family Violence Helpline

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Media and Newsroom

The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter team members are leaders in the field of family violence. Our approach gives a fresh perspective on abuse that does two things: we do not excuse the actions of the abuser and we acknowledge the strength and resistance of the people being abused.


Our Executive Director, staff, volunteers and some of our clients have been featured in media stories across Canada. Many of our team members present our research at national conferences, and we are regularly invited to speak about family violence in Calgary and around the globe.


Recent Updates:

Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter hosts 24th annual Turning Points Gala, "Take A Stand Against Family Violence and Abuse"


Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter launches the Take a Stand Initiative to empower and educate community members to positively support victims of family violence and abuse


CTV Calgary’s Toy Mountain Campaign a huge success in support of the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, reaches milestone of $1 million dollars raised since 2014


For media inquiries, contact:

Cathy Alfonso, Manager of Communications at: (403) 213- 5166 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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