Shift acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 4, Treaty 6, and Treaty 7 territories and the traditional meeting grounds and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Niisitapi (Blackfoot), Métis, and Nakota Sioux, the Siksika, the Piikani (Peigan), the Kainai (Blood), the Tsuut’ina (Sacree), Ktunaxa, Secwépemc, Dene, Mountain Cree, and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearpaw, and Wesley First Nations. It is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 and Region 4. We respect the Treaties that were made, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
With the increased attention on the role that men can play in violence prevention, Shift has completed a research project in Calgary by surveying local agencies that serve men. The
Men and boys are key stakeholders and co-beneficiaries in domestic violence prevention and gender equality work. Research links unhealthy and rigid gender norms not only with violence perpetration, but also
There is increasing understanding among researchers and practitioners of why engaging men and boys is crucial in violence prevention efforts. However, little is known about how to engage them in
Shift has previously partnered with the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter (CWES), YWCA Calgary and Turner Strategies to produce Women’s Shelters: Enhancing Impact to End Violence (Shelter 2.0). The goal of
In 2016, Shift partnered with the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, YWCA Calgary and Turner Strategies to strategize on how to enhance the impact of women’s shelters to help end violence.
As part of the Alberta Healthy Youth Relationships Strategy, Shift is focused on supporting pre-service teacher training and education.