November is Family Violence Prevention Month!

GivingTuesday – the global day of giving

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday  … now we celebrate GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017.

It is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.

GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners – nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals – to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

As part of our GivingTuesday campaign, we are bringing awareness to the impact that family violence has on a child’s ability to learn.

Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society Core Services:

Court Support- Our court support program is our biggest program as we support individuals who are involved in criminal court proceedings. In accordance with the Canadian Victims Bills of Rights, ADVAS will ensure victims are given the necessary information as well as attend court for victims and provide immediate court outcomes. The  Court Coordinator will liaise with the Crown Prosecutor and the victim to ensure questions regarding their case are answered in a timely manner, provide status of the accused and any release conditions. ADVAS will also meet with victims before significant court dates to provide support and preparation. Special provisions for children and people with special needs will be arranged by ADVAS.

Court support has increased significantly by 110% over the past 5 years.

Crisis Support – Our crisis support program is volunteer based, providing 24 hour crisis response and support to victims of crime and/or tragedy. Working in partnership with Airdrie RCMP, ADVAS will contact victims within 24 hours of receiving a referral and or/ will provide immediate crisis support to individuals by providing a compassionate response, emotional and practical assistance, information on victim’s rights and any referrals necessary to help reduce the negative impact of victimization.

In 2016, volunteers and staff were available for 24 hour on call crisis support for a total of over 20,000 hours.

ADVAS assisted 4,928 people (3,566 adults and 1,362 children) in 2016. An increase of 25% from 2015 and a substantial 87% increase in the last 5 years.

W.H Croxford High school students have launched their videos that highlight the impact that family violence has on a child’s ability to learn.  New videos to be posted daily. Check them out!

A big thank you to Davis Chevrolet Airdrie, Airdrie Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Airdrie Honda and Cam Clark Ford Airdrie for kicking off our campaign with generous donations!

Our goal is to raise $5,000.00 on GivingTuesday to provide crisis intervention and criminal court support to children and adults impacted by family violence

To donate, please visit: GivingTuesday

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Make a Contribution

ADVAS relies on the financial support of provincial and municipal grants, fund raising, in kind donations and generous donations from community organizations and individuals.

You can help us continue our work in your community by:

  • Making a financial donation
  • Becoming a corporate sponsor
  • Donating goods & services

To make a contribution, please call (403) 945-7290. Tax deductible receipts are available.

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Thank You!

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those who support Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society:

  • Airdrie Knights of Columbus
  • Airdrie Lioness Club
  • Airdrie Lions Club
  • Airdrie Mom’s
  • Airdrie Office Supplies
  • Airdrie Oilmen’s Association
  • Airdrie RCMP
  • Airdrie Rotary Club
  • Airdrie Royal Canadian Legion Branch #288
  • Airdrie UPS
  • Alberta Law Foundation
  • Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security – Victims Programs
  • Alberta Standard bred Horse Association
  • Angela Pitt, MLA
  • ATB – Airdrie Main Street Branch
  • Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Xi Alpha Psi X6620 Chapter
  • City of Airdrie
  • CrossFit 403
  • CT Foods
  • Diamond View Car and Pet Wash
  • Encana Corporation
  • Energy Equine Ltd
  • Fortis Alberta
  • Good Earth Coffee House
  • The Hair Lounge
  • Here’s the Scoop
  • Holland Flowers
  • Human Kanvas
  • Intact Insurance
  • Irricana United Church
  • Jo Tennant
  • Kinette Club of Stampede City
  • Michelle Wagner
  • Mr. Blake Richards and his Airdrie team
  • OK Tire
  • Original Joe’s Airdrie Restaurant
  • Project Linus Canada – Airdrie Chapter
  • RCMP Regimental Ball and Social Club committees
  • Reign of Power
  • Rocky View Costco Wholesale
  • Rocky View County
  • Royal Bank of Canada Employee Donation Program
  • St Paul’s Catholic Women’s League
  • Scotia Bank – Main street Branch
  • Scotia Bank Sierra Springs Branch
  • Shopper’s Drug Mart
  • Smart Automotive
  • Speedy Auto Glass
  • Team TELUS Cares
  • Timex Group
  • TransCanada Pipelines
  • Town of Crossfield
  • Town of Irricana
  • Tri Fit
  • Vagina Monologues
  • Village of Beiseker
  • Village of Acme
  • Watches N’ More
  • Western RV County Limited

“Thank You to all private donors who help support Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society”

©2016 Airdrie & District Victims Assistance Society