Vision: A Society Free of Domestic Violence Where Everyone Has the Opportunity to Realize Their Full Potential

In 1990, representatives from a variety of community organizations within the domestic violence sector got together to form the Mayor’s Task Force on Community and Family Violence. Together, they identified domestic violence as being a serious issue facing many families in Calgary. Working together with the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC), they began looking critically at the issue of domestic violence intervention and supports for victims.

The groundwork for HomeFront had been laid.

Nearly 10 years after the Mayor’s Task Force and the CDVC partnership began, the Calgary Justice Working Project was launched. This program brought together 60 community groups within the sector with the common goal of launching a specialized domestic violence court in Calgary. By 2000 – 18 months after initial conversations about the necessity of such a court began – Alberta’s first specialized domestic court was initiated.

The Calgary Justice Working Project had proven itself to be effective. Twenty years later, the program continues to provide a best-practice coordinated community response to family violence. Today the program is known as HomeFront.

Board Of Directors

Laura G Arnold, MBA
Director
TransAlta

Travis Beatty
Treasurer
CFO, Northview Apartment REIT

Christine Berry
Director
Calgary Counselling Centre

Norm Bogner
Director
President, ATCO Energy

Geoff Bury
Director
Maribo Resources Ltd.

Morgan Campbell
Director
Boyden

Linda Comand
Director
Independent

Lauretta Enders, BA, CPM, CMOC
Director
Emerald Management & Realty Ltd.

Inspector Kevin Forsen
Director
Calgary Police Service

Corey Highman
Director
Secure Energy

Adriano Iovinelli, Q.C.
Director
FIJB Law

Joy Johnson-Green
Director
Women’s Shelter Director Network, Sonshine

Suzanne Kendall, Q.C.
Director
Chief Crown Prosecutor, Crown Prosecutor’s Office

Maggie MacKillop
Executive Director
HomeFront

Beth Reimer-Heck, Q.C., ICD.D
Chair
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Ken South
Director
Community Corrections

Our Funders

Without the vital funding from the community, government, foundations and corporate partners, HomeFront wouldn’t exist. Below is a list of our funders for fiscal 2019-2020.

Corporate Partners

Annapolis Capital Ltd.
Holt Renfrew
TC Energy
Murphy Oil
Northgate Aviation
Westcan Recyclers Ltd.

Fidelity Investments
Deloitte
Graycon Group a Div. of Ricoh Canada Inc.
TransAlta Corporation
United Way of Calgary & Area

Lloyd Sadd Insurance
Emerald Management
Checker Transportation Group
Prairie Merchant Corp.
Intelica
Imperial Oil

Government of Alberta

Alberta Health Services
Community and Social Services
Justice & Solicitor General

Government of Canada

Foundations

JC Anderson Family Foundation
Raymond James Canada Foundation
Carthy Foundation
The Calgary Foundation – JRG
Gwyn Morgan Foundation

Our Partners

Collaboration is one of HomeFront’s core and guiding principles. It is through collaboration with our partners that we are able to surround families with the services and supports they need in order to end the cycle of violence and move to a healthy and positive place.

Alberta Health Services:
– Addiction & Substance Abuse Service
– Mental & Health Services

Alberta Human Services Alberta Justice
Alberta’s Prevention of Family Violence & Bullying Initiative
Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security
Awo Taan Healing Lodge
Brenda Strafford Centre
Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority
Calgary Catholic Immigrant Society
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
Calgary Counselling Centre
Calgary Domestic Violence Collective
Calgary Family Services
Calgary Humane Society
Calgary Immigrant Aid Society
Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
Calgary Legal Guidance
Calgary Outlink
Calgary Police Commission

Calgary Police Service:
-Domestic Conflict Unit
-Victim Assistance Unit

Calgary Sexual Health Centre
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
Catholic Family Services

Cochrane RCMP Detachment
Cochrane and Area Victim Services
Community Corrections – ProbationCommunity Crisis Society (Strathmore)
Community Links – Airdrie
Connect Family & Sexual Abuse Network
Crown Prosecutor’s Office
Discovery House
Distress Centre
Faithlink
Forensic Assessment and Outpatient Service
Foothills Regional Victim Services Calgary
Immigrant Services Calgary
Jewish Family Service
Kerby Rotary House
Legal Aid Society of Alberta
Native Counselling Services of Alberta
Okotoks Healthy Family Resource
Peer Support Services for Abused Women
Rowan House Emergency Shelter
Sonshine Community Services
Sunrise Native Addiction Services
Tsuu T’ina Stoney Corrections Society
Tsuu T’ina Stoney Corrections Victim Services
Tsuu T’ina Nation – Peacemaker Court
Western Rockyview Family Community Resource Centre
Woods Homes
YWCA of Calgary