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The Gender-based Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Initiative aims to reduce and ultimately end gender-based violence and sexual assault in Edmonton.  


  • 911 if you are in immediate danger
  • 310-1818 (Family Violence Info Line) or 211 (Alberta Information and Referrals) for non-emergency assistance

Did You Know?

  • Canadian statistics report 1 in 6 women you know will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime
  • Every hour of every day, a woman in Alberta is a victim of some form of violence by an intimate partner
  • Almost 70% of domestic violence incidents in Edmonton go unreported
  • Indigenous women are more than 8 times as likely to be killed by their intimate partner and 3.5 times likely to be victims of violence compared to non-Indigenous women
  • The most severe of all hate crimes are those that target the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Queer) community

In an effort to make Edmonton the best city in Canada for women, men and children to live work and play, the City is committed to preventing and addressing gender-based violence.

Edmonton has joined the UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Initiative to address sexual violence against women and girls in public spaces.

Everyone has a role to play in preventing gender-based violence.  Working together is the only way we’ll end gender-based violence and sexual assaults in Edmonton.

For More Information

Zanette Frost




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