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:

CTV Calgary's 6th Annual Toy Mountain Campaign a huge success in support of the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter, raising $648,684


Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter's "25 Years of Turning Points" Gala raises $676,230


Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter achieves accreditation from Imagine Canada's standards program and Canadian Accreditation Council 


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


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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