November Is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta

In 1986, a group of concerned citizens in Hinton, Alberta, created the Hinton Society for the Prevention of Family violence. Today, marking the 30th anniversary of the initiative, the Calgary Counselling Centre joins hundreds of Alberta communities and thousands of individuals as we lend our support and resources to helping prevent family violence.

How we can help

The Wilson Centre for Domestic Abuse Studies at the Calgary Counselling Centre is the leading counselling research and training centre in North America for those affected by abuse. The Wilson Centre aims to decrease the incidences and effects of domestic abuse on those who have experienced abuse as either a victim or abusers.

We help men, women and children through individual counselling and our internationally recognized group programs. Below are more details about the counselling programs we offer.

Groups for men and women who have experienced abuse:

  • You Are Not Alone: This program is for women who have experienced violence in an intimate relationship.
  • Turn for the Better: This program is for men who have experienced violence in an intimate relationship.

Groups for men and women who have been abusive:

  • Responsible Choices for Men: This program is designed to help men understand and change their aggressive abusive behaviour and outbursts.
  • Responsible Choices for Women: This program is designed to help women understand and change their aggressive abusive behaviour and outbursts.


Youth and child counselling services for domestic and family violence are also available

Register for counselling

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or family violence, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to speak to one of our counsellors. We are committed to making counselling accessible to everyone, with fees determined on a sliding scale with no waitlist.

Call 403-691-5991 or click the button below to schedule an appointment with a counsellor today.

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