Provincial Consultation - Summary

Content:
Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters received funding from the Alberta Justice and Solicitor
General and the Status of Women Canada to implement the project. The project encompasses
three phases which, in collaboration and consultation with government, service providing
community, service recipients and Indigenous Peoples will highlight evidence-based and promising
practices in keeping women safe from domestic violence and help to:

• Gain a better understanding of what more needs to be done to keep women safe;
• Inventory, amplify and test programming that will achieve increased safety for women
across Alberta; and,
• Support implementation of selected best practices across Alberta.

The first exploratory, consultation phase is now complete. ACWS gathered information using a
comprehensive literature review, regional consultations with service providers across Alberta, focus
groups with women impacted by domestic violence, and interviews with system leaders who
represented primarily a provincial perspective from both government and community. This wealth
of information was synthesized in a Discussion Paper summarizing consultation results and
identifying possible directions for future work.

Article Summary:
Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters received funding from the Alberta Justice and Solicitor
General and the Status of Women Canada to implement the project. The project encompasses
three phases which, in collaboration and consultation with government, service providing
community, service recipients and Indigenous Peoples will highlight evidence-based and promising
practices in keeping women safe from domestic violence and help to:

• Gain a better understanding of what more needs to be done to keep women safe;
• Inventory, amplify and test programming that will achieve increased safety for women
across Alberta; and,
• Support implementation of selected best practices across Alberta.

The first exploratory, consultation phase is now complete. ACWS gathered information using a
comprehensive literature review, regional consultations with service providers across Alberta, focus
groups with women impacted by domestic violence, and interviews with system leaders who
represented primarily a provincial perspective from both government and community. This wealth
of information was synthesized in a Discussion Paper summarizing consultation results and
identifying possible directions for future work.



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KWSProvincialConsultationSummary_Jan25_FinalWithAppendices_1_.pdf
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