The Big Country Anti Violence Association is committed to a vision of a future where our community is free of violence.
It is the goal of the committee to educate, to advocate for and to promote the reduction of violence in our community.
According to the Alberta Council of Women’s shelters 2021 Data Release, in 2020/21:
• Shelters received 52,300 calls from people seeking support
• 5,602 women, children, and seniors were admitted to emergency shelters across the province
• 533 women and children were admitted to second stage shelters
• In Alberta, the RCMP reported 29,588 domestic violence calls across the province during the 2020/21 fiscal year, and 15 domestic homicides.
• The number of women accessing outreach programming has grown over the pandemic, from 3,700 in 2019/20 to 6,100 in 2020/21
• 66,687 Albertans were served through residential stays, outreach, or calls to shelters.
•In central Alberta (excluding Edmonton), 591 women with 345 children were admitted to emergency shelters. 23 women with 42 children were admitted to second stage shelters.
The Angel Street Project was first created in Iqaluit, Nunavut as a reminder that violence and abuse are unacceptable and that respect, fairness and equality are the rights of all citizens. Now Angel streets, crescents, squares and corners are being developed across our country to honor and respect those lives lost because of domestic violence. Check out the Angels Corner in Drumheller, located at the southwest corner of the Gordon Taylor Bridge