24-Hour Family Violence Helpline

403.234.SAFE (7233)  


"My son and I are no longer afraid and have started a new chapter."

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The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter understands the role that everyone in our community shares in keeping our city safe and our family violence programs sustainable. In collaboration with other stakeholders, we have developed a Community Engagement Strategy to ensure that we stay focused on our mission to end family violence and abuse in Calgary.

In addition to fundraising events, and collaborative awareness events such as Family Violence Prevention Month each November, the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter makes every effort to promote education and awareness about family violence and abuse within the community of Calgary.


Host an Event virtually and stay socially distanced while raising awareness and funds for a cause! Give us a call and we can help you come up with some fun and interesting ideas. Donation line: 403-539-5130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Ongoing Events


Take A Stand 


The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter offers a free webinar focused on supporting individuals and families during this time of crisis. Learn how to identify family violence and abuse in all its forms, ways to respond compassionately and positively to victims, and how to connect to resources.

More information and sign up for free.


Family Violence Prevention Month

Check back for more information on ways you can Take A Stand Against Family Violence and Abuse during this month. 

Bridging Communities


Taking place virtually, this conference is designed to bring people together to build connections, increase knowledge, and advance our mission of addressing domestic violence. For more information visit cdvc.ca and register here

CTV Toy Mountain
Nov 16 - Dec 23

Stay tuned for more information about how you can donate funds, and provide basic necessities and toys for families this holiday season.

Giving Tuesday
December 1

Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to giving back during the holiday season to help those in need in our community. Make a pledge to the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. Your support will help women, children, youth and men live free of family violence and abuse.

Turning Points
April 29, 2021

Our signature annual fundraising gala. Enjoy an elegant evening, an auction and raffles while raising money for our agency. 

information and tickets.

Calgary Expo
Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2021


Visit our booth at one of Calgary’s biggest fan culture attractions. calgaryexpo.com


For information about Hosting an Event on our behalf, go to the Host an Event section of our website. 

Client Testimonials

My time at the Shelter kept me from harm. It also gave me the hope I thought I had lost. 

~ Jan

It’s still amazing to me that such a simple step as one phone call could so dramatically change a person’s life.

~ Catherine

After 50 years of marriage I didn’t want to leave him, but now I know how to keep myself safe in my own home.


It felt great to break the silence. I told my counsellor things about my marriage that I have never told anyone because I felt so ashamed.

~ Sierra




24-Hour Family Violence Helpline
403.234.SAFE (7233)
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