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Preventing family violence...

November is Family another person.
From the
Violence Prevention Publisher’s Desk Statistics Canada
Month in Alberta and Dana McArthur reports 51 percent of
this year marks the women in Canada
31st anniversary of the will or have suffered
creation of this important month of at least one act of physical or sexual
awareness. violence in their lifetime. It's important
Family Violence Prevention to remember that abuse isn't just
Month started in 1986 as a local physical, but can also be verbal or
initiative in the town of Hinton, emotional.
where four remarkable Albertans, The provincial theme is ' Reach Out.
Katherine Kennedy, Sonja Bennett, Speak Out. – It Takes All Of Us, which
Faye Wheeler, and Glenda Carter helps to inspire everyone to take action
formed the Hinton Society for the to end family violence and help
Prevention of Family Violence and support survivors.
launched Alberta's very first family Family violence is not only a family
violence education and prevention matter, it affects everyone in the
Riding Update: campaign. community. There is no single Letter to the Editor Policy
organization or sector that is going to
In an era when family violence
was not talked about publicly, these solve this complex social issue on their The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the
courageous women inspired the own. editor
Open Letter: Alberta Legislature to support Everyone in the community has a
All letters are published at the discretion of
family violence prevention as an role in preventing family violence by the editor-publisher who reserves the right to
reaching out, and speaking out.
Misadventures ongoing initiative. This resulted in Violence Info Line is toll-free 24 hours edit for clarity, length and libel. Letters
For more information the Family
the creation of Family Violence
published do not necessarily reflect the
Prevention Month.
AHS defines family violence as a day, 7 days a week at 310-1818. The policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All
the abuse of power within Yellowhead Emergency Shelter for letters must bear the name of the writer and
relationships of family, trust or Women Society has a crisis phone that include the address and telephone number,
dependency that endangers the can be reached at 780-865-5133. If which will not be published.
survival, security or well-being of you are in immediate danger, call 911.


Eric Rosendahl

Consultations on Social Innovation and Social Finance

My Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for There are two ways you can provide your
ViewPoint Yellowhead, is pleased invite residents to Jim Eglinski input:

by Adrienne Tait participate in a consultation on social innovation - The online consultation gives you the chance
and social finance. to contribute to the conversation on the measures
The federal government made the commitment MP Yellowhead being considered. Visit the link: esdc-
to develop a Social Innovation and Social
Finance Strategy to find new innovative forward social innovation and social finance, and - You can also send an email to
approaches that improve the well-being of co develop a strategy with the Government of
Canadians and help communities address their Canada. share your input and ideas.
most difficult problems. The overall goal is to improve the lives of the The deadline to participate is December 31,
To gather ideas from communities and regions most vulnerable Canadians, and help our 2017.
across Canada, the Social Innovation and Social communities and regions thrive and flourish in “I encourage all communities, social purpose
Finance Strategy Co-Creation Steering Group an inclusive and sustainable way. This means organizations, and business communities focused
has launched an online consultation. Through helping all Canadians access good jobs and on social innovation to participate,” concluded
consultation and engagement activities, its homes, healthy food and strong social MP Eglinski.
members will develop policy measures that put connections.

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