Community Action for Healthy Relationships Network
In 2011, a regional collaborative comprised of community members from Athabasca, Barrhead and Westlock came together to form the Community Action for Healthy Relationships (CAHR) Network to address the issue of family violence.
The Network’s vision is “Our Rural Communities Free of Relationship Abuse”. CAHR staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers have worked diligently to address gaps in services in our communities to help people deal with family violence.
CAHR’s commitment to taking action against family violence and relationship abuse has reached thousands of people! The Creating Change for Healthy Relationships Programs, Thrive Outreach Services, Elder Abuse Project and awareness and education programs in the community (such as supporting workplaces to develop guidelines) have set the standard for creating safe and inclusive communities.
CAHR and Healthy Families Healthy Futures completed a Social Return on Investment (2019) clearly indicating the positive influence our programs have in the lives of those impacted by relationship abuse. Knowing that each $1 has a social value of $12 demonstrates the work is relevant and a good investment in the individuals, families, and communities we serve. Our hope is to continue to break down barriers, increase individual, family, and community safety, and provide opportunities to generate awareness and prevention in our rural communities.
Prevention of Relationship Abuse Action Committee
The Athabasca Prevention of Relationship Abuse Action Committee (PRAAC) has worked in partnership with Healthy Families Healthy Futures in Athabasca since 2009. Together, with the CAHR Leadership Team, the members of PRAAC have successfully organized and implemented many successful fundraising and awareness events that have helped bring the issues with family violence, and the voices of the survivors of family violence, to the forefront in the small community of Athabasca.
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® has become an annual fundraising event in the community over the past ten years. PRAAC has been extremely generous in donating funds to the Thrive Outreach Program, supporting our Thrive Mentor to provide outreach services in Athabasca and the surrounding area.
It is a great honor to partner with this amazing organization!
Northwest Central FASD Network
A unique, made-in-Alberta plan on FASD focuses on developing and delivering community-based solutions, making it easier for people affected by FASD to get the help they need, at any point during their life.
FASD-related initiatives across Alberta help build awareness, promote prevention, increase access to FASD assessment and diagnosis clinics, conduct new research, and provide support for individuals living with FASD and their caregivers.
By working together, we will help Albertans affected by FASD and lower the risk of babies being born with the disorder.
The Northwest Central FASD network covers the region of Jasper, Hinton, Edson, Barrhead, Westlock, Whitecourt, Slave Lake, Swan Hills, Athabasca, First Nation's Communities of: Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Wabasca / Desmarais, Swan River, Sawridge, Loon River, Peerless & Trout Lakes.