On July 24, 2020, the Bow Valley Harmony Project was honoured to receive an Inspiration Award for Leadership in Sexual Violence Prevention in Alberta.

Since 2012, the Inspiration Awards have recognized extraordinary Albertans and organizations for their leadership in ending family violence and abuse in their communities and across the province.


Heather Turner, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Lead at YWCA Banff


The Harmony Project is a coming together of service providers to end sexual assault and sexual harassment in the Bow Valley—a service area that encapsulates Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, Exshaw, Kananaskis, and Lac Des Arc.

The key focus of the Harmony Project is sexual violence prevention and awareness, training for service providers and community members, and enhancing direct services for survivors and their support people. The project is supported by the Government of Alberta and the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services.

View the full list of recipients here.