Free Webinar April 20th – Learn how YOU CAN SUPPORT a victim of family violence and abuse(家暴不是“家务事”-了解如何援助以及支持家暴受害者)

Time: Wednesday April 20, 2022, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM (Alberta time – MST)

Topic list:

  • Different types of abuse
  • How to recognize, respond and refer
  • Barriers that victims face
  • Myths and misconceptions
  • Statistics and research around family violence and abuse



Direct meeting link:

Meeting ID = 917 3313 5719

Registration QR code

While the overall rate of family violence steadily declined between 2009 and 2016 (-19%), an increase has been seen since 2019. Most of us may have seen or heard about family violence and abuse as the rate is shockingly high. 1 out of 4-5 women had experienced physical violence from their partner in both Canada and China. Have you being willing to help a victim but don’t know where to start? 

The Take A Stand initiative educates and empowers community members to effectively support victims. Offering non-judgmental, compassionate support is a powerful way to help end violence and make positive change in our community. The majority of victims of violence turn to someone they know first for help, as opposed to a Shelter, police or some other formal service. How these family members, friends, neighbours or co-workers respond, is incredibly important in shaping what the victim does next. These reactions can have very positive or very negative impacts for the victim.

Through the Take A Stand initiative, we can learn how to identify family violence and abuse in all its forms, ways to respond compassionately to victims and how to connect them with resources. Together, we CAN all Take A Stand and make a difference.

In the coming webinar, we invited Donald Ogden to give us a Take A Stand presentation. Donald is theTake A Stand” coordinator at the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. Donald worked in broadcast media for 25 years before joining the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter in 2015, first in the Resource Development department, and most recently facilitating the Take A Stand presentation to diverse groups in our community. Donald has been public speaking for over 35 years but has never enjoyed it more than when he is speaking in support of victims of violence and abuse. “It is so rewarding to hear from our “24-hour Family Violence Helpline” that someone called because of our Take A Stand presentation. I love that I get to make a positive difference.” “Taking a Stand Against Family Violence” in the community since 1974, the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter has helped nearly 200,000 Calgarians build safe lives and healthy relationships. 

This webinar is part of our Chinese Emotional Support Hotline presentation series, with the purpose of improving the Chinese community’s wellbeing and mental health through providing free educational seminars raising awareness on the resources available to support you. 

At the end of the webinar, two participants will be selected for $10 Amazon gift cards.