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Unveiling of new Logo

November 30, 2023|0 Comments

Many thanks to Cathy Heron - Mayor of St. Albert and our beloved founder Ireen Slater for helping us to unveil our new logo. This new brand marks the beginning of the next phase in [...]

Let’s talk about #Bullying

August 25, 2022|0 Comments

Now that #BackToSchool season is here, we wanted to start a conversation on bullying. We've set the groundwork for maintaining #HealthyFriendships over the month of August, discussing what types of people would be compatible with [...]

WiseGuyz Program: The FAQs…

August 20, 2022|0 Comments

We are excited to have been granted, in partnership with the City of St Albert, a license to offer the WiseGuyz program in our service areas! WiseGuyz was developed by Calgary's Centre for Sexuality and [...]

It’s Bullying Awareness Week

November 16, 2021|0 Comments

Bullying is such a common problem in Canada that we've kind of 'normalized' the behaviour. But bullying is not okay and can have serious long term effects on those who directly experience bullying, those who [...]

Love Like This – Breaking Up

September 18, 2021|0 Comments

Week 6 in the #LoveLikeThis series is all about breaking up – the end of our relationship journey. Not every relationship is going to last forever, which is okay! It’s important to know how to [...]

Love Like This – Fighting Fair

September 11, 2021|0 Comments

Week 5 of the #LoveLikeThis information series is on conflict & fighting fairly. The nice folks at @wscadv have made it easy to understand! Follow this week for more fun ideas on conflict resolution. Tip [...]

Love Like This – Jealousy

September 4, 2021|0 Comments

Week 4 of the #LoveLikeThis series is here! This week we are talking about jealousy. Our friends at @wscadv made this image to show us healthy ways to deal with jealousy. Did you know the [...]

Love Like This – Asking Out

August 22, 2021|0 Comments

So, you now know how to make a move but now it’s time to ask them out! Our friends at @WSCADV made this image to help you out! #LoveLikeThis Tip 1: Be Confident. It's scary [...]

Love Like This – Making a Move

August 14, 2021|0 Comments

Got a crush? Not sure what to do about it? We’ve all been there. Thanks to our friends at the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence who graciously granted permission for us to use their [...]

What is Clare’s Law?

July 5, 2021|0 Comments

How Can I Use it to Keep me Safe? On April 1, 2021, the Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence came into effect in Alberta, also known as Clare’s Law. This new law will allow [...]

2SLGBTQ+ Pride Day

June 24, 2021|0 Comments

The Stonewall Uprising Happy Pride Everyone! June is a joyful & colourful month that we use to celebrate 2SLGBTQ+ individuals everywhere. Although Pride is an exciting time of the year, not just because of all [...]

Growing The Conversation: Elder Abuse

June 13, 2021|0 Comments

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEADD). An internationally recognized day which neatly falls into the calendar after Alberta’s Seniors’ Week (June 7th-13th). This week we’re talking about the importance of this day [...]

Girls & Women & Sexual Violence

May 24, 2021|0 Comments

May is sexual violence awareness month. This week we're talking about female survivors of sexual violence. The vast majority of sexual assault victims are women: nearly 4 in 10 Canadian women have experienced sexual assault [...]

Boys & Men & Sexual Violence

May 18, 2021|0 Comments

May is sexual violence awareness month. This week we're talking about male survivors of sexual violence. It's common for male victims of sexual assault to be forgotten or neglected due to shame, stigma, societal expectations, [...]

Understanding Sexual Violence…

May 11, 2021|0 Comments

May is sexual violence awareness month. Sexual violence crosses all social boundaries, affects people of every age and cultural background, and has devastating impacts on the lives of survivors and their families as well as [...]

We’re Talking Consent Because…

May 6, 2021|0 Comments

We're talking specifically about sexual consent given that May is sexual violence awareness month. This one word can really have a lot packed into it and many people express confusion or misunderstandings around consent. But [...]

Cyberstalking: What is it & What Can You Do?

January 21, 2021|0 Comments

Cyberstalking is defined as online stalking. It involves the repeated use of the internet or other electronic means to harass, intimidate or frighten a person or group. Common characteristics of cyberstalking may include false accusations [...]

SAIF’s Work/Ireen’s Legacy

July 9, 2020|0 Comments

Because we're not a shelter, people often ask us what it is that we do. And we often explain that to access the bulk of shelter services, you need to leave an abusive partner. Many [...]

Sexual Violence & Covid-19

May 15, 2020|0 Comments

May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month and unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped sexual violence. In fact, sexual violence is often made possible by situations of increased isolation and social marginalization. Here are some [...]

Did You Know?

July 24, 2019|0 Comments

Domestic abuse and family violence touches every part of our society and doesn't discriminate on the basis of race, culture, gender, sexual orientation or income. And the statistics are alarming: Alberta is the 3rd highest [...]