CALgary's Collaborative community response to ending domestic and sexual violence
Alberta has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Canada. In Calgary, police receive more than 18,000 domestic conflict calls per year and one in five of them involve some form of physical violence.
The Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC) is an organic collective comprised of more than 70 community partners whose purpose is to identify and support high-impact opportunities, share knowledge and influence norms, practices, programs and policies related to domestic violence prevention..
As a collective, we are stewards of a movement based on relationships and a common agenda. We are not bound by structure or hierarchy – in fact, adaptability is our essence – allowing us to embrace new and emergent ideas.
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION UPDATE
On February 7, 2018 the CDVC gathered to review outcomes and impact, share accomplishments to date and decide on our leverage areas for the next two years. We also explored and began to embed our new brand identity and strategy with collective members.
The collective chose three new leverage areas, conducted a SWOT analysis of our current environment in 2018 and worked to further extend the understanding and reach of the collective’s identity in community.
We are pleased to announce our three new focus areas for 2018-2020:
• Men and Boys Addressing Structural Violence
• Coordination Along the Service Spectrum
• Ethno Culturally Diverse Communities
The new CDVC brand is demonstrated in the collective's ability to adapt to its changing environment; it speaks to the CDVC’s core identity as a self-organizing ecosystem that strives to create space that promotes learning, connection, innovation and growth. CDVC members represent a broad range of organizations, sectors and affiliations. Together, we are co-authoring our version of ‘collective impact’ to address the complexities that underpin the systems and structures that support violence and create deep and enduring social change.
OUR AREAS OF FOCUS
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Our Working Groups
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