We believe that everyone deserves to live a full life free of violence. In support of this philosophy, we offer a wide range of accessible support services for individuals of any gender experiencing domestic violence and abuse (also called intimate partner violence). If you have any questions for us or feel that you may be in need of our services, we encourage you to call us for confidential support at (403) 760-3200.

For support during business hours:
YWCA Programs and Services Office
Open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Call 403-760-3200 or email yps@ywcabanff.ca

For support
after hours
please call
403-762-3560.

Click here for other key resources available in the Bow Valley.

Experiencing Domestic Violence

Have you experienced:

  • Physical violence or threats of violence from your partner?
  • Threats from your partner that they will leave you if you don’t do what they ask?
  • Being kept away from family and friends by your partner?
  • Your partner attempting to prevent you from looking or speaking to other men/women?
  • Your partner using manipulation to get their own way?
  • Your partner preventing you from going out without them?
  • Your partner putting down your physical appearance?
  • Fear or intimidation by your partner?
  • Being treated badly or humiliated by your partner?

If the answer is yes or if you’re unsure, please contact us for non-judgemental, confidential support at 403-760-3200.

Experiencing Sexual Violence

Have you had anyone force any form of sexual activity on you without your consent? Examples: groping, penetrating, flashing, touching

Consent does NOT exist if any of the following apply:

    • the individual committing the act is in a position of trust or authority
    • the individual committing the act threatens or uses force
    • a third party says “yes” for the individual committing the act
    • you were incapable of consent (e.g. intoxicated) when the individual committing the act
    • you expressed in words or conduct a lack of agreement (e. g. saying “no” or pushing away) prior to or during the act
    • you changed your mind at any point during a sexual encounter

If the answer is yes or if you’re unsure, please contact us for non-judgemental, confidential support at 403-760-3200.