Family Violence Prevention Month

Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention month and in recognition IMPACT host several awareness and educational events.

On the First of November there is a Proclamation reading to declare November “Family Violence Prevention Month” in the City and County of Grande Prairie. Representative from both municipalities are present to read the proclamation and declare the start of the month.

Each year there is an Annual Take Back the Night March- this is an internationally recognized event or walk. The mission/ message of the walk is to end sexual, relationship and domestic violence in all forms. Hundreds of marches are held in over 30 countries annually. Impact coordinates Grande Prairies March, each year the route and event adjust to the needs of the community, but the purpose remains the same to raise awareness and attention to Family Violence Prevention in our Community. Purple ribbons and posters are handed out at the beginning of the event. All ages and gender diverse friends are welcome to join the march. We ask that you please wear purple in support!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we were unable to safely host the 2020 Take Back the Night March, we are hopeful to return in 2021. Please check out our social media for updated event pages.

#GOPURPLEAB Social Media Day

Throughout the month of November, we are asking folks to #GoPurple to help raise awareness and start conversation, you will likely see many purple ribbons up around the community as well.  We wear purple in recognition of Family Violence Prevention Month,  we ask that you take a selfie, group or team picture, and share on your favourite social media outlets with the hashtags #GoPurpleGP #GoPurpleAB #FamilyViolencePreventionMonth #FVPM2020 #WhereToTurn #IMPACTGP check-in each November to see what the prize for each business that participates is.

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence…
Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.

Family Violence Info Line

310-1818

Odyssey House 24HR Crisis Line

780-532-2672

Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence

1-866-403-8000