Everyone deserves a safe space to live, work, and share time with loved ones—but 1 in 3 Albertans will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

In your everyday life, you have an opportunity to help break the cycle of domestic violence by learning how to support someone who may be in an abusive situation. Studies show that just one positive conversation with a peer is likely to lead someone to seek further help, so it’s good to know how to open up the conversation. If it’s difficult to break the ice, or you’re not sure where to get started, check out this print-ready guide.

Click here to access the Domestic Violence Starter Guide.

Domestic Violence Starter Guide sample

Want more information?

Visit the REAL Talk website developed by Sagesse, one of United Way of Calgary and Area’s partner agencies committed to ending the cycle of domestic violence.