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Victim Information

Access Mental Health

Access Mental Health
Help for mental health concerns
Counselling, referrals
Access Mental Health is a non-urgent service providing information, consultation, and referrals for individuals with addiction and/or mental health concerns. Mental Health Clinicians complete a clinical interview over the telephone to assess the individuals’ needs. Mental Health Clinicians are familiar with both Alberta Health Services and community-based programs and will explore all options in order to refer individuals to the most appropriate resources.

Addiction and Mental Health

Addiction and Mental Health
Everyone
Information, support
Important phone numbers, information, support, programs and services for those struggling or those looking to get additional supports.

Airdrie Food Bank

Airdrie Food Bank
Anyone
Hamper programs-emergency, best beginnings, formula hampers, milk for new moms, bread and extras School programs-Fuel 4 Kids, Snack Attack, R.J. Hawkey Breakfast Program, G.E.A.R. (Gathering Edibles for Airdrie Residents), School Partnership Programs
The Airdrie Food Bank collects & distributes food to those in need and educates the community on hunger related issues.

Airdrie Meals on Wheels

Airdrie Meals on Wheels
Seniors, persons recovering from illness or injury, persons with special needs, those whose caregivers are temporarily are away
Program Information
Airdrie Meals on Wheels Society is a non- profit society that has provided nutritious meals to the citizens of Airdrie since 1983.

Everyone
Phone, Text, Chat
Alberta 211 is a free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
Everyone
Information, support, resources
The Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre is a Canadian non-governmental, non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Calgary which undertakes research on contemporary civil liberties and human rights issues that are of concern to Albertans.

The ACLRC:

  • teaches students, community members and organizations about human rights, including the rights of LGBT people;

  • undertakes research on a variety of human rights and civil liberties topics; and

  • provides information and referrals to the public on issues of human rights and civil liberties.

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters
Victims
Information
1-866-331-3933 (to find shelter nearest you or for more information)

Seniors
Information, support, links to senior specific resources,
Network dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse ● A province-wide network of professionals ● Representing communities across Alberta ● Promoting the well-being and security of older adults ● Working to increase community awareness ● Developing resources to address and educate about elder abuse

To report animals in distress
Phone Number to report animals in distress
The Alberta SPCA receives thousands of calls each year from people concerned that they have witnessed some form of animal cruelty. They deal with animal welfare issues involving livestock and companion animals, from horses to dogs to cattle. Neglect is typically the most common reason for animal welfare issues and can be defined in a number of ways:
  • to pay little or no attention to; fail to heed; disregard
  • to fail to care for or attend to properly
  • to fail to do or carry out, as through carelessness or oversight
Regardless of the reason for neglect—be it carelessness, oversight or lack of knowledge—people who own or look after animals must be held accountable. In some instances,they are able to work with people to improve their understanding of acceptable levels of care and therefore improve the condition of the animals they have. But because no two investigations are alike, it’s up to their Peace Officers to take appropriate action based on what they observe along with their extensive experience and knowledge of animal welfare and care.

Alberta Works

Alberta Works
People leaving situations of domestic violence, low income or underemployed
Financial Aids
You may get help with expenses and other supports to get to safety and/or start a new life. This could include:
  • emergency transportation to a safe place (for example, women’s shelter)
  • costs to stay in a hotel or motel for a short time if shelters are full or not available
  • an allowance to buy personal items not provided by the shelter
  • emergency items not available through shelters such as prescription drugs, child care, dental and eye care services
  • one-time costs to move within Alberta or Canada if you must leave your community to escape a threat of violence
  • a one-time allowance to help set up a new home
  • the damage deposit for a new home
  • costs for basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter
  • costs for telephone calls and transportation to access counselling or legal advice

Anyone looking to achieve sobriety
Information on where to find a meeting
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide
Information, support, resources
The Alliance of Hope was created by survivors, for survivors. Their website contains information to help survivors understand the complex emotional aftermath of suicide. It also features a blog, bookstore, and memorials. Their community forum operates like a 24/7 support group. It hosts more than 17,000 members from around the world, and 440,000 posts describing the survivor experience. It is overseen by a mental health counselor and trained team of survivor moderators who provide information and hope. Many members call it their “lifeline”.

Anyone living with or caring for someone with dementia.
Information, Referrals, Research News, Support groups, Day programs
To enable local people impacted by dementia to have an enhanced quality of life and build the capacity of the community to support and care for them.  

Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services

Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services
Anyone affected by Sexual Assault
Information, resources, referrals
The primary work of the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services is to provide leadership, coordination and collaboration of sexual assault services in Alberta AASAS works to increase public and government awareness of issues involving sexual abuse and sexual assault and the impacts they have on Albertans.  AASAS strives to ensure that all Albertans affected by sexual abuse and sexual assault have access to healing and recovery programs, services and supports

Anyone wishing to become a mentor or looking for a mentor
Program Information
Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Airdrie and Rocky View County creates and nurtures one-to-one mentoring relationships for children and youth in Airdrie who are facing adversity. Each mentoring relationship (“match”) is monitored and supported to ensure positive and meaningful relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of the children and youth (“Littles”), their families, the mentors (“Bigs”), and generations to follow.

Bob Glasgow-Grief Support Group

Bob Glasgow-Grief Support Group
Individuals who are 18 years or older and are grieving the death of someone
Individual and group counselling
Individual counselling and grief groups are offered in a safe, supportive and healing environment. All counsellors have specialized training and skills in grief and bereavement care.

Children, Youth, & Families
Program Information
Since 1979, The Boys and Girls Club has been a safe and fun space, providing high quality affordable programs and services that are accessible to all children, youth and families of Airdrie and surrounding areas. They have two main locations in Airdrie, a club in Irricana, and before and after school programs at three participating Airdrie schools.

Bullying Canada

Bullying Canada
Child Victims of bullying
Information, support and resources

BullyingCanada is Canada’s only national organization that resolves bullying situations by directly facilitating communication between bullied kids, their tormentors, parents, teachers, school boards, social services, and police.

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
Everyone
Information, support, hotlines
CCASA strives to enhance the health and well being of all people and our broader community through responsible and effective programs in sexual abuse education, research and advocacy, crisis intervention and counselling.

Everyone
Support, program information
Affordable counselling services

Calgary Domestic Violence Collective

Calgary Domestic Violence Collective
Everyone
Information, support, resources, other links
Information on leaving/staying in abusive relationships, resources, help numbers, links to shelters and supports

Calgary Humane Society

Calgary Humane Society
Victims
Report pet cruelty, emergency boarding
There can be dozens of different reasons for why a helpless animal is exposed to abuse or is abandoned. As Calgary’s first animal welfare organization, the Humane Society proudly combines their legacy of sheltering with their focus on education. They are Calgary’s only open-admission animal shelter, and this means one simple thing: They never say no. They never turn an animal away.

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
Immigrant women
Support, other links
CIWA provides women with the knowledge and supports to address the settlement challenges they face related to employment, community engagement, access to resources, English communication, cross cultural parenting, role reversal, etc. They also offer services to support senior immigrant women and immigrant girls as their settlement experience is unique due to their age and level of independence, physical health and surroundings. Both seniors and youth face challenges related to balancing societal expectations with cultural and familial expectations. They offer wide range of programs and services in areas related to settlement, language, employment and family supports to address the diverse needs of immigrant and refugee women and their families.  All clients have access to childcare and first language support.

Calgary Legal Guidance

Calgary Legal Guidance
Family Issues, Criminal Issues, Civil Issues, Restraining/Protection Orders, Social Benefit Issues (AISH, EI, CPP)
Information, legal guidance

Calgary Seniors Resource Society

Calgary Seniors Resource Society
Seniors
Information,resources, social work, support
CSRS Outreach Workers assist hundreds of seniors per month with things like pensions and benefits, grocery resources, housing and home care support, or personal/family crisis

Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team

Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team
Sexual Assault victims within 4 days of the assault
medical treatment, emotional support and education about options for care and reporting
Provides medical care and emotional support for people who have been sexually assaulted in the past 4 days (96 hours). Registered nurses, doctors and crisis counsellors offer medical treatment, emotional support and education about options for care and reporting for people who have been sexually assaulted in the past 4 days (96 hours).
  • medical treatment with no police involvement
  • medical treatment with police involvement and collection of a sexual assault exam kit
  • medical treatment with no police involvement and collection of a sexual assault exam kit and 1 year to decide if you want to report to the police 
 

Everyone
Information, 24/7 support line, emergency shelter, workshops
The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter is “More than a Shelter”, providing many innovative safety, healing and prevention programs to the community.  Programs and Services include: emergency shelter, 24 hour family violence helpline, wellness centre, child and adolescent services, court program, community services counselling program, healthy relationships, mens counselling service.      

Canada Pension Plan Survivors Pension

Canada Pension Plan Survivors Pension
Survivor
Information
Provides a monthly pension to the surviving spouse, common-law partner or children of a deceased contributor. Information on eligibility and how to apply

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Individuals, Businesses and Sectors
Online Financial Resources
The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak.  This link provides financial resources for individuals, businesses and sectors.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Everyone
Information, Online directory of supports
Association offering online directory to local resources for suicide prevention and crisis supports.

Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime

Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime
Parents of a deceased or missing child
Financial grant
The death or disappearance of a child is devastating and can leave parents unable to work. Parents or legal guardians who have taken time away from work and suffered a loss of income to cope with the death or disappearance of their child or children may be eligible for federal income support

Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health

Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health
Seniors
Education, Resources
The mission of the CCSMH is to promote the mental health of seniors by connecting people, ideas and resources.

Canadian Mental Health Association: Calgary

Canadian Mental Health Association: Calgary
Individuals, families
Information, workshops, one on one support
Connection to specialized services, information, support groups, health care providers and other resources

Canadian Parents of Murdered Children

Canadian Parents of Murdered Children
Parents
Information, resources
To provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims across Canada, while actively working towards eliminating the immense loss to our society caused by murder, thereby creating a safer Canada.

Canadian Resource Center for Victims of Crime

Canadian Resource Center for Victims of Crime
Everyone
Information
Deals with rights, services and financial assistance

Center for Suicide Prevention

Center for Suicide Prevention
Everyone
Education, Information, resources and links
Equips individuals/organizations with info, knowledge, skills necessary to respond to the risk of suicide… “In crisis” link leads to suicideprevention.ca

Everyone
Information, support, programs and workshops, STI testing and birth control,
At the Centre for Sexuality, they believe everyone has the right to good sexual health and good sexual health information. They offer information on everything from STIs and birth control, pregnancy options, sexuality, to aging and talking to your kids about sex.  Programs and workshops available

Centre for Youth Crime Prevention

Centre for Youth Crime Prevention
Youth (plus a parent site)
Information, education, other links, prevention
Provides tools to help police officers, parents, teachers and other educators inform youth ages 13 to 21 on various crime and victimization topics, such as:

Child Abuse Services

Child Abuse Services
Parents, victims of child abuse
Pediatric Child Abuse physicians
A multidisciplinary, specialized service that provides therapeutic and medical services to children who have been abused or neglected. In order to enhance their bio-psycho-social health and well-being. Child Abuse Services (CAS) has two streams:
  • Medical Stream - referrals to the medical stream, for a child who may have experienced physical or sexual abuse, are triaged to determine if medical assessment of the child is warranted.
  • Psychosocial Stream - assesses the impact of abuse and neglect on the referred child, and provides therapeutic intervention to address emotional, behavioural and relational challenges associated with the abuse and neglect.
The program does not provide investigations of abuse. If you have a concern about a child who is being abused or is at risk for abuse, call the police and Child & Family Services.

Children with grief
Individual and family counselling, text/chat, peer support, education and resources
The Children's Grief Centre offers professional, specialized services for grieving children in Southern Alberta. Our counsellors help families with children and teens adjust to the changes in their lives. Using individual, family counselling and group support, we compassionately support people through grief. Our counsellors are recognized experts in end-of-life, grief and trauma counselling for those aged 19 years and younger.

Commit To Kids

Commit To Kids
Parents, organizations
Information, resources, workshops
The Commit to Kids program helps child-serving organizations reduce the risk of sexual abuse and create safer environments for children in their care.

Everyone
Information, support, other links

Community Links is a nonprofit charitable organization which strengthens individuals, from birth to seniors, families and communities of North Rocky View by providing them with and connecting them to services, supports and resources.

Connect Teen

Connect Teen
Youth
Phone, chat, text or email
ConnecTeen is a confidential peer support service for youth in Calgary and area offering phone, text, chat or email support.

Connect: Family and Child Abuse Network

Connect: Family and Child Abuse Network
Everyone
Information,hotline,other links
Connect is here to help if your gut says something in your relationship – or a sexual experience – isn’t quite right. They’re not here to make judgments or tell you what to do. They are here to help YOU decide what’s healthy and what’s not. And to help you find what you need – at your own pace – and confidentially. One phone call connects you to Calgary’s network of services and support. They’re a friendly, easy, confidential service that helps you – or someone you know – find the answers you need. It’s for anyone who needs help – and the people who care about them.

Parents
Information on programs, other links

Support for children and parents during separation, divorce or death

CORNERSTONE OF HOPE is a Calgary based, not-for-profit organization that helps families live through loss and thrive in the face of adversity. Their programs for children and adults assist the participants to deal with the emotions around divorce, separation, or death and help restore emotional wholeness. Each program is a 12 week, small peer-support group that meets to share with each other and gain the emotional strength needed to be able to deal with what life has dealt to them. There are groups for all ages.   Programs begin in September and January each year

COVID-19 info for Albertans

COVID-19 info for Albertans
Everyone
Online resource directory, information
Actions to protect Albertans and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

Parents
Information, other links, reporting hotline
Protection of children through online reporting of child sexual exploitation; cyber tip’s primary function is to receive and address online and telephone reports from the public regarding: child pornography, online luring, child exploitation through prostitution, travelling to sexually exploit children, child trafficking

Everyone
24 hour crisis line, email, daily chat, and daily text
Confidential crisis line with highly trained volunteers and professional staff, 24/7

Guide to separation and divorce

Guide to separation and divorce
Everyone
Information
Helping, kids, teens and parents deal with a family break up.  Get age-appropriate information to guide you through separation and divorce.

Financial Benefits

Financial Benefits
Victims
Information
Online Financial Benefits Pamphlet and Applications for both Injury and Death.  Victims of crime can get a monetary benefit to acknowledge victimization, based on the injuries directly suffered from the crime. You may be eligible for financial benefits if you meet the following criteria:
  • you were the victim of one of the eligible offences listed in the Victims of Crime Regulation (schedule 1)
  • the crime happened in Alberta – you don't need to live here to be eligible
  • you reported the crime to police within a reasonable period of time
  • you co-operated with the investigation into the crime
  • your application is received within 2 years of the date of the crime. In special circumstances this may be extended, for example, if you were under the age of 18 when the crime occurred you have until age 28 to apply.

Foundation for Addiction and Mental Health

Foundation for Addiction and Mental Health
Anyone
Information, support, treatment
FAMH is a grass roots community based charitable organization committed to sharing the reality about addiction and mental health, the potential links between addiction and other secondary health conditions, and the continuing care required for long term recovery. At FAMH, all clients complete a thorough comprehensive assessment to determine your needs and an individualized treatment plan and recommendations are provided based on this

Bully Free Alberta

Bully Free Alberta
Parents/Teens (Victims)
Helpline, Chat and information
Preventing bullying and information for those who are or know someone who is being bullied

Calgary and Area Child and Family Services

Calgary and Area Child and Family Services
Everyone
Information, other links, numbers
Provide a wide range of services to strengthen families and keep children and youth safe and protected

Family Violence Prevention

Family Violence Prevention
Everyone
Information, other links
Information on family violence and where to get help, list of emergency shelters, important numbers

Senior Supports

Senior Supports
Seniors
Information
Provides quality and affordable housing, and ensures seniors have the resources and care they need.

Everyone
Information, support groups
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Home Front Calgary

Home Front Calgary
Victims
Information, other links
HomeFront is a non-profit organization in Calgary that works alongside the justice system, police and community partners to help free families from domestic violence. Through a unique collaborative model, HomeFront works to ensure that victims are safer and offenders are being held accountable.

Kids, Teens, Families
Programs, education and resources
Hull Services is a registered charitable organization that provides an integrated continuum of services including specialized therapy, counselling and education. Hull helps children, youth and families who experience emotional and psychological disorders, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, mental illness, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and trauma.

If the Media Calls: A guide for Crime Victims & Survivors

If the Media Calls: A guide for Crime Victims & Survivors
Crime Victims & Survivors
Information Guide
This Guide is intended to help crime victims and survivors work effectively and comfortably with the media (or to decline to do so). Interacting with the media following victimization is a significant decision for crime victims as media exposure can positively or negatively impact your recovery process.

Inform Alberta

Inform Alberta
Everyone
Online services directory
InformAlberta is an on-line directory of publicly funded and/or not-for-profit community, health, social, and government organizations and services provided within Alberta. The directory is maintained by health regions and community information and referral services across Alberta.

Information Guide for Victims of Sexual Assault

Information Guide for Victims of Sexual Assault
Everyone
Information
Information on what to do, what to expect from the justice system, court/trial, support and financial benefits

Inn From The Cold

Inn From The Cold
Families
Information, Support
Programs to mitigate trauma, build confidence, and guide families towards independence and away from social supports.  Offer homelessness prevention, temporary emergency shelter, housing and supports

Justice and Solicitor General

Justice and Solicitor General
Everyone
Information

Seniors
Day programs, drop in activities, elder abuse response team, housing referrals, information and resources, workshops
To assist older people to live as well as possible, for as long as possible, as residents in the community. Kerby Centre has established itself as Calgary’s premiere multi-purpose seniors’ centre, providing a host of services to older adults in the community.

Kids Health Phone

Kids Health Phone
Kids and Teens
Call, text, live chat and resources

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through the website, you can connect whenever you want, however you want. Their service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell  your name if you don’t want to.

Kids In the Know

Kids In the Know
Parents and teachers
Information, resources (activities)
Kids in the Know is the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s national safety education program. The program engages students with interactive activities to help build skills that increase their personal safety and reduce their risk of victimization online and offline.

Victims
Information
Legal Aid Alberta provides legal services and expertise to individuals and the legal community to support fairness in the justice system. Through professional, effective and accessible services in support of Albertans and their justice system, it is uniquely able to operate as a Centre of Excellence in Alberta's justice system. It is an independent, publicly funded, not-for-profit organization that provides a broad range of services in family law and child welfare, adult criminal law, youth criminal law, immigration and refugee law and civil legal areas.

Making Plans-Guide for parenting after seperation or divorce

Making Plans-Guide for parenting after seperation or divorce
Parents
Information guide
A guide to parenting arrangements after separation or divorce

McMan

McMan
Children, youth and families with complex needs
Programs, workshops, support
McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association of Calgary & Area is a responsive and innovative organization making a difference in the lives of over 2,500 vulnerable children, youth and families annually. They support children, youth and families with complex needs that can include mental health issues, addiction, homelessness, poverty, and disability by providing them with the services and supports they need to thrive. As a fundamental practice across all McMan’s services, they work with individuals to help them maintain and grow relationships that can extend beyond our professional support- life-long connections that can help people sustain, and build on, their strengths and new skills.

Mental Health Helpline

Mental Health Helpline
Everyone
24/7 Support 1-877-303-2642 (Toll free)
Provides 24/7: confidential, anonymous service, crisis intervention, information about mental health programs and services, referrals to other agencies if needed

Everyone
Information, support, other links
The mission of the Missing Children Society of Canada is to help return missing children to a safe environment.

Missing Kids

Missing Kids
Families of missing kids or for looking for prevention
Information, support and resources
MissingKids.ca is owned and operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. As Canada’s missing children resource centre, MissingKids.ca offers families support in the search for their missing child and provides educational resources to help prevent children from going missing.

needhelpnow.ca

needhelpnow.ca
Youth & Parents
Information, resources
To help anyone negatively impacted by a sexual picture/video being shared by peers. The NeedHelpNow website is designed to provide youth (13 to 17 years old) with practical steps to regain control over the situation. This includes information about contacting websites/online services to request a picture/video be removed, dealing with peers who may have seen or be sharing the content, the importance of emotional support and information on certain criminal offences. The site also provides resources for parents and safe adults who are assisting youth involved in these types of instances.  

Nurse Next Door

Nurse Next Door
Seniors
In home care
Nurse Next Door caregivers are carefully screened, interviewed and provide daily grocery shopping, meal preparation, and walks in the park to medication reminders and companionship, their caregivers make it possible for seniors to live in their own home.

OCYA

OCYA
Youth
access to legal representation, public education
The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, mandated to work with vulnerable young people. The OCYA provides individual and systemic advocacy for children and youth receiving “designated services” as defined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. This includes young people receiving or attempting to access services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act; or who are involved with the youth justice system. The OCYA also provides access to legal representation for young people receiving child intervention services, offers public education, and conduct investigations in serious injuries and deaths of young people receiving designated services.

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Victims
Information, other links
This office investigates deaths in Alberta, issues death documents and provides education.

Pet owners in Crisis

How Can One Family Welfare Help?

The One Family Welfare department provides various services to pet owners in crisis, including but not limited to:

Co-Parents
App
Shared parenting communication.  Manage schedules, track expenses, share files, send secure messages protect kids from conflict.
 

Outlink: Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity

Outlink: Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity
LGBTQ2IA+ and allies
Groups, Information, peer support, online resources
Calgary Outlink is a community-based, not-for-profit charity dedicated to providing support, education, outreach, and referrals for the LGBTQ2IA+ and allied community in Calgary, Alberta.

Project Sevfin

Project Sevfin
Victims of Sexual Exploitation
28 week program
Project SEVFIN is a flexible 28-week program that is designed to work with clients who have been sexually exploited and move them towards self-sufficiency through the attainment of education or employment.

Puroclean

Puroclean
Everyone
Biohazard Cleanup
Offers biohazard blood and body fluid remediation services, virus decontamination and protection, crime scene cleanup, sewage cleanup and sanitation, deodorization and odour control, hoarding cleanup

Health Services Violence, bullying and abuse prevention Finding familes Migrant and refugee services Humanitarian efforts
The Canadian Red Cross helps vulnerable communities in Canada affected by emergencies and disaster.

women and girls age 16 and over exiting sexual exploitation and sex trafficking so that they may transform their lives.
Housing Life Skills Classroom Trauma-Informed Counselling Educational Scholarships Employment Skills Community Support
Through one-on-one intensive case management, the EXIT (EXploitation, Intervention and Transition) Program at RESET supports women as young as 16, with or without children, as they exit from sexual exploitation. RESET provides immediate and safe supportive housing allowing women to stabilize and begin the process of healing, and supports each woman’s progress through transitional housing to independent living as the women graduate through the EXIT Program.

Restitution

Restitution
Victims of crime
Information, application form and instructions
Information on how to  have an offender pay you back for expenses caused by the crime.

Sagesse

Sagesse
Women
Workshops Peer Groups Mentorship

Sagesse offers direct service, capacity building, education or advocacy, to empower people, organizations and communities to break the cycle of domestic violence.

 

Everyone
Peer supports Family supports Workshops Community Education Supportive housing

To improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.

Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security

Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security
Seniors, Family
Information guide book
This guide is for seniors, their family members, care-givers, friends, and anyone else who may find it useful. It is not meant to include everything but tries to answer some common concerns when it comes to seniors' safety and security. Our goal is to raise awareness of seniors' safety issues to improve their quality of life. The information in this guide can also be used to help people and their loved ones discuss this topic to help recognize a potential crime situation and show how to reduce or remove the risk. We hope that readers will find the information useful.

Service Canada

Service Canada
Seniors, Family
Financial information
What every older Canadian should know about POWERS OF ATTORNEY (for financial matters and property) and Joint Bank Accounts

Sonshine Community Services

Sonshine Community Services
Website: Everyone Counseling: Victims
Information, Support, other links
One-year residential facility with counseling and supportive services for women and children fleeing domestic violence, provides a safe place for women and children to live during a time of transition; also services for those not in the program: counseling, safety planning, assistance in accessing community resources; Community and family services: provides individuals and couples in Calgary access to professional counselors

SORCe

SORCe
Vulnerable people
Referrals
Offers a one stop shop to community agencies to vulnerable people (mental health, poverty, addictions)

Statement Information Pamphlet

Statement Information Pamphlet
Victims
Information
Online Victim Impact Statement Pamphlet and Statement form

Stop Bullying

Stop Bullying
Everyone
Information
American Site but lots of good information for parents on how to talk to kids about it

Text 4 Hope

Text 4 Hope
Everyone
Send daily texts messages on how to focus on healthy thinking or suggested actions to help manage your mood
Text COVID19Hope to 393939. Alberta Health Services program Text4Hope – a free service providing three months of daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)–based text messages written by mental health therapists.

The Compassionate Friends of Canada

The Compassionate Friends of Canada
Parents
FAQs, information
Supporting a family after a child dies Location in Calgary

The Door That’s Not Locked

The Door That’s Not Locked
Everyone
Information: download age specific brochures
Resources and tools to help children (5-15) be safe online

Triple P's Parenting

Triple P's Parenting
Parents
Information, courses, seminars, support
Triple P is a parenting program, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Program’ which means your family life is going to be much more enjoyable. Triple P helps you:
  • Raise happy, confident kids
  • Manage misbehaviour so everyone in the family enjoys life more
  • Set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
  • Encourage behaviour you like
  • Take care of yourself as a parent
  • Feel confident you’re doing the right thing
 

Victim Impact

Victim Impact
Victims
Information
Online Victim Impact Statement Pamphlet and Statement form

Victim Impact Statement

Victim Impact Statement
Victims
Information
Online Victim Impact Statement Pamphlet and Statement form

Victim Impact Statement Form

Victim Impact Statement Form
Victims
Information
Online Victim Impact Statement Pamphlet and Statement form

Victims of Crime Protocol

Victims of Crime Protocol
Crime Victims
Information
Online Protocol Booklet

Victims Rights in Canada

Victims Rights in Canada
Victims of crime
Information, resource links
Your rights to information, protection, participation and to seek restitution under the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights

Victims Services at Correctional Service Canada

Victims Services at Correctional Service Canada
Victims
Information. Other links
Program seeks to provide victims of federal offenders with timely information about the offender who harmed them

Women’s Centre of Calgary

Women’s Centre of Calgary
Women
Information
Helping women have their basic needs met, domestics if women leaving and need help

Woods Homes

Woods Homes
Everyone
Information, support numbers
serving children and their families; crisis and counselling; 24/7 Community Response Team; Eastside Family Center- walk in counselling

Your Life Counts

Your Life Counts
Everyone
Information, online support
Support/ information for those thinking of suicide, how to help for supporters, support for survivors.

YWCA Calgary

YWCA Calgary
Everyone
Information, programs, resources, 24 hour domestic crisis line, free for anyone at risk of domestic violence (403.266.0707)
Programs and services are designed to help vulnerable women find stability, then build the skills and confidence they need to make permanent, positive change in their lives.  They offer programs for children and men, as well as services to help women and men overcome language barriers..Supports offered: domestic violence and crisis, shelter and housing, counselling, language/employment and child care.