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Healthy Relationships


As new restrictions in schools have been added, school-based supports for students have gone virtual and remain open for in-home sessions.  Our therapeutic team offers short term counselling, acknowledging the many students and families feeling the pressure on their peers, family or dating relationships during this challenging time. For a referral or further information to our child, youth and family or healthy relationships programs please contact 403-234-7233 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Healthy Relationships Program is a prevention-based program offered by the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter in collaboration with the Calgary Board of Education, the Calgary Catholic Board and Rocky View Schools. This preventative programming is centred on building healthier relationships using therapeutic groups and activity-based learning for youth, 12 and older, in Junior and Senior High School. 


Healthy Relationships is designed for youth who: 

  • Are concerned about healthy dating relationships 
  • Had difficulty maintaining healthy dating relationships or have experienced dating violence 
  • Are concerned about violence within the family or the potential of violence within the family 
  • Have experienced conflict and/or abuse within the family 
  • Struggled to create or maintain healthy relationships with others at school, at home, or in the community 


Weekly sessions address topics such as: family violence and abusive behaviours, power and control, conflict in relationships, self-concept, communication and expression of feelings. 


The program also offers limited individual counselling as appropriate. 


Referrals are made at the school by teachers and Guidance Counsellors or through school partner programs. Referrals can also be made through other programs at the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter or through the 24-Hour Family Violence Helpline at (403) 234-7233. 


As schools begin to re-open, our Healthy Relationships team of therapists is prepared to provide both group and individual sessions digitally. 


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To view statistics on why violence prevention programming matters for youth, click here.

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