What is the Harmony Project?

The Harmony Project is a passionate and dedicated multi-stakeholder group that is developing a collaborative community response to sexual assault in the Bow Valley.

Project Background

In 2015 the YWCA Banff successfully secured a grant from the Family and Community Safety Program to develop a community response plan for sexualized assault in the Bow Valley. The proposal was based on a model currently used by the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) in five communities across the province of Alberta. The project relies on a coordinated community effort, informed by a leadership committee made up of key stakeholders in the Bow Valley.

Who are the members of the Harmony Project?
The following local organizations/stakeholders have identified that they are committed to addressing this issue and have representation on the committee:

Banff YWCA

The Banff RCMP

The Canmore RCMP

The Banff Mineral Springs Hospital

FCSS Canmore

BanffLIFE –FCSS Banff


Bow Valley Addictions and Mental Health- Alberta Health Services

Bow Valley Victims Services

The following local organizations/stakeholders are corresponding members of the project:

The Canmore Hospital

The Primary Care Network

Vision of the Harmony Project

To create a Bow Valley specific, coordinated response plan to sexualized assault, which will include a prevention and awareness campaign, training for emergency responders and community partners, and will serve to streamline and improve services for victims of sexualized assault.