Empowering individuals, organizations and communities through direct service, capacity building, education and advocacy is what we do. We work in more than 30 communities across Alberta – either directly providing service or partnering with agencies to deliver programs on our behalf.

PEER GROUPS AND MENTORSHIP

Peer support groups and mentorship for women who have experienced domestic violence, are at risk of being abused, or women that are involved in sex work.

EDUCATION AND WORKSHOPS

Education to: a) networks and groups about how to recognize domestic violence, respond and refer to the appropriate supports; and b) organizations about the experience of domestic violence within LGBTQ+ communities.

BACKBONE ORGANIZATION FOR THE CALGARY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COLLECTIVE (CDVC)

A collaborative community response to support individuals, families and societies to live free of domestic violence.

LGBTQ+ is a term that is used to describe LGBTTIQQ2SA+ communities. These terms include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, 2-spirited, asexual/allies. The plus denotes the diverse and ever evolving terminology utilized to define or describe LGBTQ+ populations.