Who We Are
Welcome to Calgary's Child Advocacy Centre. We are a not-for-profit organization that will transform how the current system responds to abused children and their families in Calgary and surrounding communities.
Childhood is meant to be a time of learning and growth, within a safe, protected and inspired environment. But for those children who suffer physical or sexual abuse at the hands of a family member, family friend, or stranger, their safe environment and sense of trust is shattered.
Healthy cities and communities protect their citizens, regardless of their age and ability to communicate their needs. The Calgary Child Advocacy Centre (CAC) will do just that – protect our youngest and most vulnerable citizens from the fear, trauma and shame associated with physical and sexual abuse.
Our Mission: To provide hope, help, and healing to abused children, and improve the community's response to child abuse through treatment, prevention, education and investigation.
The Child Advocacy Centre Board was launched in the spring of 2011 with a goal of raising sufficient funds to prepare the facility for a late-Fall 2012 opening in the Child Development Centre, across the street from the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary.
In addition to a passionate and committed Board of Directors, the CAC is a joint initiative between the Calgary Police Service, Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority, Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Justice Calgary Crown Prosecutors.
Also assuming a lead role in the vision and development of the Child Advocacy Centre is Mr. Sheldon Kennedy of Respect Group Inc. – a Canadian hockey icon and role model for victims of abuse.