Upcoming EVENTS

CDVC’s Family Violence Prevention Month Launch and Fair

Each year, the CDVC kicks off Family Violence Prevention Month with our annual FVPM launch and fair

Join us and advocate for family violence prevention!

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When: November 1, 2018

Where: Mount Royal University, Wyckham House - 2nd Floor Lounge

Program starts at 11 a.m.

Education fair: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Registration: Free Event

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An Interdisciplinary Conference on Family Violence Prevention


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT) 


Mount Royal University, Ross Glen Hall 

4825 MT Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB


With funding provided from the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC) & Alberta Community & Social Services, we are extremely pleased to host our third annual Bridging Communities Conference; a one day interdisciplinary conference for professionals in Alberta on various topics surrounding family violence prevention. The conference is part of the CDVC’s commitment to provide educational opportunities, increase public awareness and engage the community in ending domestic violence.

Our Speakers

Lisa Fontes, PhD and Author

Lisa has dedicated two decades to making the mental health, social service, and criminal justice systems more responsive to culturally diverse people. She is the author of the new book, Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship, as well as Interviewing Clients Across Cultures: A Practitioner’s Guide and Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families.

Rachael Crowder, PhD and Mindfulness Teacher

Rachael is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Social Work, Southern Alberta Region (Lethbridge). She has decades of experience from grass-roots feminist practice with women who have experienced violence, including community organizing with sex workers. She is also a meditation teacher and facilitates Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

*Please note there will be no refunds available for this event.