24-Hour Family Violence Helpline

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The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program and the Canadian Accreditation Council for governance, accountability and transparency. With this achievement, we continue to Take a Stand Against Family Violence and Abuse and join a growing community dedicated to operational and service delivery excellence.


The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non-profits with the goals to increase transparency, and to strengthen public confidence in individual organizations and the sector as a whole. Being accredited through Imagine Canada shows excellence and compliance in five key areas of operations: board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement.


To be accredited by the Canadian Accreditation Council means that our agency has viable structures, processes and practices to ensure stability and success, offering the best possible service delivery to those impacted by family violence and abuse. Six of our programs received the highest industry standard: the 24-Hour Family Violence Helpline, Emergency Shelter, Child and Adolescent Services (Children’s Activity Centre and Children’s Outreach Program), Community Services Counselling Program and the Court Program. We are working towards achieving accreditation of the whole agency and is now going through the process with our remaining programs: Healthy Relationships and Men’s Counselling Service.


For more information about Imagine Canada and the Standards Program: www.imaginecanada.ca.

For more information about the Canadian Accreditation Council: www.canadianaccreditationcouncil.ca.

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