Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter

Healthy Relationships

COVID-19 UPDATE 09-08-2021: COUNSELLING CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED VIRTUALLY, MAY OFFER IN-PERSON IF NEEDED. FACE MASKS, COVID-19 SCREENING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED IN FACILITY. Provides preventative programming centred around building healthier relationships using therapeutic groups and activity based learning for youth.

Service offers:

  • 10 week sessions from September to December and January to April
  • teen group programs out of senior and junior high schools in Calgary and Airdrie
  • information about healthy relationships to teens affected by family and community violence
  • limited individual counselling as appropriate
  • focus on topics such as family violence, boundaries, abusive behaviour and communication
Affiliation: Calgary Board of Education,Calgary Catholic School District,Rockyview School Division,Calgary Counselling Centre,Eastside Family Centre / Wood's Homes,Parent Support Association of Calgary,YWCA Sheriff King Family Violence Prevention CentreKey Provider: psychologists, chartered psychologists, social workers
Yes, To access service individuals must meet at least one of the following: 
  • known or suspected experience with family conflict and / or abuse
  • difficulty maintaining healthy dating relationships or exposure to abuse in dating relationships
  • conflict at school
  • age 12 to 18
Application Process
Service Access: Registration Required, To access service contact for details.Referral Process: Yes,

Referrals are made at the school by teachers and Guidance Counsellors or through school partner programs.

Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
Web Site
Over 14 languages including American Sign Language. Interpreters are contracted.
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Documents Required

Referrals are made at the school by teachers and Guidance Counsellors or through school partner programs.

Wheelchair access: Yes - The front door of the shelter is wheelchair accessible. There is a main floor accessible washroom. Other disabled access: Yes - There are two rooms in the shelter accessible to women and children with disabilities. 
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit, Registered Charity / Foundation
Last Updated On
January 10, 2018