Connect Domestic Violence & Abuse 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 Chief Executive Officer, 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:


Two Calgary Shelters Announce Partnership to Enhance Supports for Women Fleeing Domestic Violence


ActionDignity and Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter introduces multi-cultural programming to serve diverse needs of the community 


Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter Public Statement



In the News: 


'More than just a black eye or broken bones': Family Violence Prevention Month begins in Alberta


The number of Calgarians seeking support for domestic abuse has nearly doubled since the pandemic


Huge increases in domestic abuse victims seeking help during pandemic, say advocates



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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