Alberta Council Of Women's Shelters
Edmonton, AB

Education and researchYouth/childrenOutreach and welfare

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(780) 456-7000
600 - 10310 Jasper Ave Nw, Edmonton AB, T5J2W4

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Coordinate funding and improve services to better meet needs of abused women, their children and abused seniors. Provide input on family violence and establishing standards and protocols for provision of consistent services. Educate public and professionals about prevention and responses to spousal and senior abuse through initiation and participation in public awareness as well as courses seminars and meetings. Disseminating information on family violence, intiate/conduct/particpate in research relating causes, impacts, prevention of family violence and elimination of violence against women, children and senior. Facilitation of committee, board and membership meetings. Assist communities that wish to form a shelter and work with other family violence entitles to develop a continuum of services that meets the current nees of abused women, their children and abused seniors. Specialized training and support of shelter workers, community stakeholders and youth, including domestic violence in the workplace and gender based violence.

Lift Her Up is a new program developed by ACWS and our members designed to end sexist and violent language and behaviours towards women in public life. Safe families and safe relationships build safe communities and the inclusion of women in the public sphere is critical to building safer communities.