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Bystander intervention training launched in Edmonton

“5 Minute Friend” bystander intervention training On Thursday, April 5, 2018, 5 Minute Friend, a new bystander intervention training program was unveiled that will empower and train bar staff and management to identify and successfully intervene to prevent sexual violence in a bar environment. The “5 Minute Friend” bar industry bystander intervention training program is the … Continue reading “Bystander intervention training launched in Edmonton”

Where Calgary spotlights Best Bar None

Calgary freelance writer, Don Tse, wrote an article in the March/April issue of Where Calgary magazine. The article spotlights the Best Bar None program as well as the Best Bar Finder, a search tool that allows users to find accredited bars. Find out more info on the program and our convenient finder at

What is Best Bar None?

And why visit an accredited Best Bar? The Best Bar None program originated in the UK in 2006 and launched in Edmonton in 2010. Best Bar None was created to recognize and encourage the bars that prioritize patron and staff safety. Is safety important? We’ve learned that Albertans value safety. Two recent surveys* asked bar-goers … Continue reading “What is Best Bar None?”