The purpose of this site is to provide plain language information about the law to victims of violence in intimate relationships and their supporters. Willownet provides legal information that may help you if you are experiencing violence in a relationship. The site has information that is helpful on: facts about abuse, effects of relationship violence, what the law says about abuse, leaving the relationship safely (safety plan), taking your kids with you, pets, Protective Orders (EPOs, KBPOs) and going to court. The site also provides links to other family violence resources.
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Persistent and unwanted sexual advances (ranging from invasion of personal space to inappropriate remarks or touching to sexual assault), typically in the workplace, where the consequences of refusing are potentially very disadvantageous to the victim.
Albertans affected by family violence can get help through the government and community organizations located across the province.
The Independent Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Violence Project (ILA) provides free legal advice to survivors of sexual violence. A team of lawyers trained by ILA staff provides this advice, and each survivor is entitled to up to four hours of legal advice, as well as attendance at legal clinics (as scheduled). ILA is open to adults (18+) of any gender who live in Alberta and experienced sexual violence in Alberta. This is a project of Elizabeth Fry Northern Alberta. Services are available in Stony Plain, Morinville, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Ponoka, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Red Deer, and Fort McMurray.
Calgary Counselling Centre is a charitable organization committed to providing compassionate, professional, and affordable counselling services to Calgarians. They offer counselling and group programs for individuals, couples, parents, families, and youth to help them resolve emotional and social problems. In addition to its may group and individual program services the Centre also offers a Male Domestic Abuse Outreach Program which provides counselling, advocacy, social service referrals (housing, financial aid, legal guidance, support) to men and their families experiencing domestic abuse of all forms.
The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre is a voluntary, non-profit organization serving the Central Alberta region. The CASASC educates, supports and empowers individuals, families and communities regarding all aspects of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault.
REACH is Edmonton's Council for Safe Communities. REACH is a community-based organization working to mobilize and coordinate organizations, community groups and Edmontonians to find innovative solutions to prevention and community safety.
The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton is a feminist-based not-for-profit charitable organization that supports children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, and educates the public about sexual violence.
This resource from Alberta Learning Information Services discusses sexual harassment; what it is, some of its possible forms, consequences and impacts on the victim, as well as some courses of action you can take if you are experiencing sexual harassment.
The Hope for Wellness Helpline is available to all Indigenous people across Canada. Experienced and culturally competent counsellors are reachable by telephone and online ‘chat’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Telephone support is available in English, French, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut. Online Chat services are only available in English and French.
These interactive products are from METRAC Action on Violence. RePlay: Finding Zoe addresses healthy relationships; What It Is quiz game focuses on sexual violence; and Not Your Baby helps with responses to sexual harassment. They may be played online or downloaded to cell phones.