We believe that violence is preventable. Through identifying what drives and contributes to violence, we can stop it before it begins. Our initiative relies on a collective infrastructure to address complex social issues and create deep, sustainable change. As agents of adaptability, we recognize that our structure, approach, and priorities may alter as we embrace new and emerging ideas as we remain committed to our primary vision to end domestic and sexual violence in Alberta.
We believe that violence is preventable. Through identifying what drives and contributes to violence, we can stop it before it begins.
We focus our efforts far upstream of violence events to better understand and interrupt the patterns that eventually lead to sexual and domestic violence. In parallel, our members continue to provide expert intervention services when violence occurs.
In 2020, we obtained funding from Max Bell and the Government of Alberta to undertake the development of our primary prevention framework. This framework will allow us to take our efforts to the next level.
Collective Impact as a model is largely dependent on achieving impact in areas that have traditionally not responded well to other forms of intervention IMPACT will lean on the concept of I2L2 as defined by ORSIMPACT.
More specifically, IMPACT will gauge the level of “energy” available for a given theme in order to determine what the collective will work on. In principle, the community’s assessment of their ability to impact the level of influence, leverage and learning possible for a given theme will be considered to be the level of impact that the collective can have in that area.