Domestic abuse is violent or abusive behaviours in an intimate, dependent or trusting relationship. Depending on the place and context, that could refer to family violence or intimate partner violence.
It can happen to anyone.
These behaviours can be physical, verbal, emotional or psychological, financial, sexual, spiritual neglect, control, force isolation, confinement, or stalking. These behaviours can happen in private or in front of others.
Resources and supports are available for anyone experiencing domestic abuse. Learn more about domestic violence and get help at alberta.ca/FamilyViolence
Using the link above Albertans can:
- Check whether their partner has an abusive past
- Get tips on how to stay safe if they are living in or planning to leave an abusive relationship
- Get financial help with costs to leave
- Get help to end their rental agreement without penalty
- Find emergency shelters and temporary housing
National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence
Women and Gender Equality Canada is pleased to share that today, the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Forum of Ministers responsible for the Status of Women announced their endorsement of the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The endorsement of the 10-year National Action Plan to End GBV is a concrete step fulfilling a long-standing commitment by FPT governments to work together towards a Canada free of GBV; a Canada that supports victims/survivors and their families no matter where they live.
The National Action Plan was made possible through years of engagement with you and your teams – the GBV organizations, victims/survivors, front-line service providers, GBV experts, academics, and advocates. With your continued support, the FPT governments will implement the National Action Plan in a way that responds to the evolving needs and emerging issues for those impacted by GBV.
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HeLTI Canada was developed in partnership with the World Health Organization and is one of four separate but harmonized studies focused on developing evidence-based interventions that span from preconception across pregnancy and into the postpartum period and early childhood. Their purpose is to evaluate whether technology-based care can improve the health of families before pregnancy (preconception), during pregnancy, and into early childhood and promote child development while preventing obesity and chronic diseases.
They are recruiting women and their partners who are planning to have a baby in the next 3 years and live in the provinces of Ontario (cities of Toronto, Ottawa, and Hamilton and the health regions of Durham, York, Peel, Halton, and Niagara) and Alberta (Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary and surrounding area)