In The Rear-View Mirror

Reflecting back on 2016, the culmination of our efforts can be distilled into this:

Expand + Add + Scale = Empower More

We refer to 2016 as a ‘building year’. Which would not have been possible without the generosity and support of our funders, community partners, friends and families. This year’s annual report is short and sweet and is all about being giving thanks.

  • Thanks to the Government of Alberta for supporting us to scale our Peer Support Program in 15 communities across Alberta.

  • Thank you to the Government of Canada for believing in us to re-imagine our peer support model to serve women who are or have been involved in sex work. This new program is aptly named Believe In You which is about having the confidence to handle any situation, creating safety (while accepting that safety is not always in our control), and the ability to achieve goals, despite barriers.

  • Thanks to United Way for continuing to support peer support groups and LGBTQ programming in in 16 locations across Calgary.

  • Thanks to Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) for your unwavering focus on prevention by funding our Moving on with Mentors program.

  • Thank you to all of our donors who made a financial contribution. Your donation is an investment in empowering individuals, organizations and communities to break the cycle of domestic violence.

  • HUGE thanks to our incredible volunteers. We would not be where we are today without your dedication, belief in the process of ‘deconstruction and reconstruction’ and most of all your amazing ability to show up and be vulnerable.