CAS/VAW Regional Collaboration Agreement - Signing Ceremony

2013/09/18 - 3:38pm, Ilda Gizas
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Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Child Welfare and Violence Against Women organizations that are part of the Central West Region have been working since November 2012 to finalize a new regional Collaboration Agreement between the two sectors.  The Collaboration Agreement focuses on three important areas of work that require ongoing collaboration between the two sectors:

  • Engaging Men
  • High Risk Violence Against Women Situations
  • Child Custody and Access

The final document “Collaboration in Practice” was signed off at a celebratory signing event which took place on Friday, November 1, 2013, in Milton.  Nearly 40 organizations have become signatories to this new agreement.

In order to ensure a successful implementation of the Agreement the following strategies have been confirmed:

1. The establishment of a Regional Reference Group to guide implementation, with a minimum of two members from each of the five communities from the CAS and the VAW sectors.

2. The establishment of a Training Group to support the development of the training modules and materials.

3. Training to be delivered to all staff of signatory organizations in the spring of 2014.

3. The establishment of an Evaluation Work Group to develop evaluation tools and analyze evaluation results. We want to document the process that we are engaged in - a vision of collaboration, sharing of common knowledge through training, and ultimately changes in behaviour in each worker, our organizations, and with our clients and service community.

 

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