Provincial Partnerships in Action
A committee of representatives from regional family violence networks. It comes together yearly for training, skills development, networking, information sharing on best practices, and how to evolve a provincial response for the provision of core services to be provided to women and their families who have experienced domestic violence.
2-3 representatives from each regional family violence network, one of whom is the domestic violence outreach worker for that region.
It is based on the recognition that meeting the needs of women experiencing violence in personal relationships requires collaboration and information sharing between provincial partners. It provides a formal mechanism for sharing ideas of service delivery concepts that may be shared and adopted.. Regional diversity, community involvement and energy, champions and leadership, creativity and availability of resources create opportunities for processes to evolve around problem solving and learning from the experiences of others.
Each partner is a part of the overall provincial strategy. Community committees can be made stronger by actively participating in a network where the provision of supports and services can be looked at holistically assuring some level of consistent core services being provided everywhere in the province.
The Violence Prevention Unit facilitates sessions once to twice per year.