The Alliance to End Violence is Calgary’s resource centre for family and sexual violence. We work with more than 50 community partners to enhance services for victims of interpersonal violence.

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Partners in building a violence-free society.

Partnering to strengthen community capacity and support a seamless continuum of services that prevents family, sexual and other forms of interpersonal violence and abuse.

The Alliance as an entity formed in 2006, from four formerly independent organizations: the Action Committee Against Violence (originated from the Mayor’s Task Force on Community and Family Violence in 1991), the Calgary Coalition on Family Violence (1988), the Violence Information and Education Centre (1997) and FaithLink (1998). These organizations initiated a strategic restructuring to increase the depth and breadth of leadership capacity and simplify access to community services. The Alliance to End Violence emerged from the strategic restructuring as Calgary’s coordinated response to violence by providing a strong, unified voice for the four organizations and for the sector.

  1. Alberta Children & Youth Services
  2. Awo Taan Healing Lodge
  3. Alberta Health Services
  4. Aventa
  5. Brenda Strafford Centre
  6. Calgary & Area Child and Family Services
  7. Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
  8. Calgary Catholic School District
  9. Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association
  10. Calgary Collaborative Services Centre
  11. Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
  12. Calgary Counselling Centre
  13. Calgary Family Services
  14. Calgary Humane Society, Violence Prevention
  15. Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
  16. Calgary John Howard Society
  17. Calgary Legal Guidance
  18. Calgary Police Service
  19. Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society
  20. Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
  21. Canadian Mental Health Association, Calgary Region
  22. Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  23. Canadian Red Cross RespectEd
  24. Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family
  25. Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta
  26. Child & Youth Friendly Calgary
  27. Children’s Legal and Educational Resource Centre
  28. The City of Calgary
  29. Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre
  30. Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society
  31. Distress Centre
  32. Edan Counselling Associates
  33. Faithful City
  34. Family Justice Services
  35. First Baptist Church
  36. Forensic Assessment Outpatient Services
  37. Four Directions
  38. Government of Alberta, Solicitor General and Public Security — Calgary Correctional Center; Release Programs Branch
  39. HomeFront
  40. Hull Child & Family Services
  41. Jewish Family Services
  42. Kerby Rotary Shelter
  43. Legal Aid Alberta, Family Law Office
  44. Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary
  45. Metis Calgary Family Services
  46. Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  47. Native Counseling Services of Alberta
  48. Office of the Public Guardian, Government of Alberta
  49. Peer Mediation And Skills Training
  50. Peer Support Services for Women
  51. Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse (RESOLVE) Alberta
  52. Sonshine Community Services
  53. Temple B’Nai Tikvah
  54. Tsuu T’ina Stoney Corrections
  55. University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work
  56. Wild Rose United Church
  57. YMCA Community Outreach
  58. YWCA Sheriff King Home


Calgary Humane Society, Violence Prevention is a member of the Alliance; so to be clear, animals have a place within the family violence community but men do not.

Dogs and cats have a voice on the committee but men don’t.

Interesting; men are considered less important than dogs, cats and cows.

1 Comment

  1. Lisa
    June 1, 2017

    Prairieaction Foundation (PAF) is excited to announce a special tri-provincial research call-out which aims to fund research projects that will be conducted in all three prairie provinces. PAF is committed to funding research that leads to community awareness related to issues of violence and abuse and is specifically interested in research that engages in solution focused outcomes, leading to better programs to keep our communities safer.  At this time, PAF is requesting three separate Tri-Provincial research projects to be conducted in the specific areas outlined below. 

    1. Men as victims in intimate partner violence (IPV) 
    There is little research in the area of men as victims of IPV. Consistently, men continue to report being victims of IPV in self-reported surveys with most recent survey statistics reported in General Social Survey (2014).   Funding up to $60,000.
    2. The Intersection between Criminal and Family Court and Children’s Involvement in the Process as it Relates to Intimate Partner Violence. Funding up to $50,000.
    3. Understanding the needs of Newcomers who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) Newcomers in our prairie provinces face many challenges to adjusting to their new life in Canada. Funding of up to $50,000.

    PAF only funds organizations that are community based and are registered charities with Canada Revenue Agency.  Organizations are expected to work in partnership with academic researchers or other relevant partners. PAF does not fund outside of the Prairie Provinces.

    Prairieaction Foundation would like to know more about the above projects and is calling for specific research that encompasses the attached criteria. If you are looking for a funding opportunity that meets our criteria’s please complete the attached application form and email it to
    Thank you for your time.

    Lisa Whitney 
    Administrative Assistant

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