- Posted 23 November 2017
November is designated as Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. The purpose is to draw public attention to the issue many families face and to evoke conversation and positive change in our communities.
This year, the Town of Innisfail and business community has stepped up to show their support of this important issue and initiative—by wearing purple and/or setting up information resource booths at their locations.
Innisfail Public Library
Town of Innisfail Staff and Council
What is Family Violence?
"Family violence is the abuse of power within relationships of family, trust or dependency that endangers the survival, security or well-being of another person. It can include spousal abuse (married or common-law), elder abuse and neglect, child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse, parent abuse and exposure to abuse of others in the family. Family violence may include some or all of the following behaviours: physical abuse, psychological abuse, criminal harassment / stalking, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and spiritual abuse." - http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/abuse-bullying/14839.html
If you or someone you know are affected by family violence, or simply want to learn more about the issue, resources can be found at www.endfamilyviolence.alberta.ca and at the Family Violence Info Line toll-free at 310-1818 (24-hours, 7 days a week, and available in more than 170 languages). Additionally, there are local area community organizations available to assist, such as the Central Alberta Emergency Women's Shelter (CAEWS) and the Women's Outreach Centre.
In the event of an emergency, call 911.
Warm & Fuzzy Messy Church
December 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
22nd Annual Innisfail Charity Checkstop
December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am
December 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Check out our seasonal program guide for even more opportunities to participate and become involved in the Innisfail Community!