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 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: 

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter Public Statement


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


In the News: 

Calgary homicide reignites conversation on anticipated surge in domestic violence


Alberta seeing 'one pandemic layered on top of another,' anti-domestic violence advocate says


Calgary Women’s Shelter: COVID-19 isolation presents a challenge for victims of family violence


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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