CVDC in the News

Domestic violence issues and ideas blog.



2021 Report to Community

Our annual Report to Community is now available. This report provides highlights from the past year as well as an overview of what our Working Groups have been working on this year. Take a look!

November 1st, 2021|

Mayoral Candidates Q&A 2021

Given the rising number of domestic violence incidents in our city, we at the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC) are concerned that the City of Calgary does not have an articulated plan to address and eradicate domestic violence and that domestic violence has been absent from the Council’s agenda. With that in mind, we [...]

October 13th, 2021|

Triple Domestic Homicide Linked to Domestic Violence

Calgary, Alberta. The Calgary Domestic Violence Collective(CDVD) is saddened to hear of the domestic violence homicide incident that occurred earlier this morning in Calgary. Domestic violence knows no bounds –everyone is affected. Domestic violence crosses all social, gender, economic, ethnic and cultural barriers. There is no situation that justifies domestic violence and survivors deserve the [...]

March 9th, 2019|

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

Guest blog by: Staff Sergeant Paul Wozney, Calgary Police Service Domestic Conflict Unit Do you ever hear about family violence and think, “thank goodness that issue is not something I need to worry about?” If you have had this thought, I want you know the odds are that you likely know someone who is being [...]

November 7th, 2018|

A New Look and Brand for the CDVC

The Calgary Domestic Violence Collective has launched an exciting new brand to better position CDVC as a self-organizing collective that creates space to address systems and structures that support violence while creating sustainable social change. Tomorrow on November 1, 2017, we will unveil our new logo as well as an exciting campaign we have been [...]

October 31st, 2017|

The Importance of Informal Supports

Domestic violence can affect anyone. It doesn’t discriminate by gender, nationality or identification. This sad fact is made even sadder by the all-too-often idea that domestic violence not only affects many, it is very often kept private. By buying into the idea that a domestic conflict is none of our business, we are ignoring a [...]

September 27th, 2017|

By-standers take action in domestic assault

CALGARY, AB – On the evening of Thursday, August 24, 2017 the Domestic Conflict Unit of the Calgary Police Service was called to the site of a violent incident where a woman had exited a moving vehicle and was then run over by the man driving the vehicle. The driver then attempted to put the [...]

August 28th, 2017|

Domestic Assaults Create Far-reaching Impact

CALGARY, AB – On the morning of Thursday, August 3, 2017 the Domestic Conflict Unit of the Calgary Police Service received a call regarding a domestic assault in the 4700 block of Dalton Drive NW. Officers found a 37 year-old woman with life threatening injuries they believe are related to a domestic conflict. Several media [...]

August 4th, 2017|

The Calgary Stampede – Have Fun and Stay Safe

Guest Blog by: Caitlin Simpson, Communications Coordinator, Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter The following blog was written by one of the CDVC’s member agencies, the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter (CWES). As a collective comprised of many different agencies the CDVC is committed to cooperatively raising awareness in the community around the issues of domestic and sexual [...]

July 7th, 2017|


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