These organizations are developing CAC/CYAC in their communities
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Fort McMurray - Care Centre for Children and Youth
|9917 Fraser Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Care Centre for Children & Youth Manager/Sexual Assault Program Manager
780-743 4691 x 232 or 587-834-1570
We are planning to open the first Child and Youth Advocacy Centre for the Wood Buffalo Region in January of 2019. It will be owned and operated by Waypoints Community Services Association. The centre will be called the “Care Centre for Children and Youth” and will be located in Fort McMurray. The centre seeks to improve outcomes for children and youth who have experienced abuse in our community. Partner agencies work together to ensure the best possible outcome is reached for children and their supporting families.
Community organizations collaborating on the project are: Wood Buffalo RCMP, Northeast Alberta Children’s Services, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Victim’s Services and Waypoints Community Services Association.
Chinook - Chinook Sexual Assault Centre/Child Advocacy Centre
|502, 740 4th Avenue South Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9
|Southwest Alberta encompasses a large geographic area as well as many diverse communities including the City of Lethbridge, and surrounding area stretching to the United States border, British Columbia, Claresholm, and Taber. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional, unceded lands and travelling routes of the Piikani, Kainai, and Siksika Nations; and the Metis people living and working in Blackfoot Territory. The Chinook Sexual Assault Centre is the parent organization of the Chinook Child Advocacy Centre. A feasibility study was completed in February 2019, establishing the need and a strong desire to develop a CAC in our area. We are in the development phase and continue to work towards securing a fully executed Memorandum of Understanding; establishment of the Multidisciplinary Team; securing space; establishing a fund development and communication plan and the core programming needs for the centre to be viable. It is our intent to commence service to the public in April 2021.|
Prince George - Carrier Sekani Family Services
250-561-1271 x 101
Saint John's - Family Plus Life Solutions
506-634-8295Heather Maughan, Executive Director
506-634-8295 x 202
Katina Feggos Russell, Clinical Case Manager
Since 1929, Family Plus has been providing services to families, individuals and couples. We are a registered charity and the largest non-profit therapeutic service in New Brunswick and part of a National network of Family Service organizations. We provide professional services such as counselling, education and advocacy for individuals and families.
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
St. John's - Child & Youth Advocacy Centre - Newfoundland and Labrador
|21 Adams Avenue
P.O. Box 2336 Stn. C
St. John’s, NL
Cathy Morris, Coordinator
The Child & Youth Advocacy Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador began development following the establishment of an Interagency Steering Committee in 2017. The Interagency Steering Committee, led by the host agency Key Assets, is comprised of community and government partners, including the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development; Royal Newfoundland Constabulary; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Victim Services, Justice and Public Safety; Eastern Health Child and Adolescent Mental Health; Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre; and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. With funding provided by the Department of Justice, a feasibility study was completed in 2018, and the need for the development of a Child & Youth Advocacy Centre in Newfoundland and Labrador (CYAC-NL) was reaffirmed.
The CYAC-NL will bring together multidisciplinary teams in a co-located model, to provide an integrated, coordinated and comprehensive response that is client-centered and trauma-informed and designed to address the needs of children and youth who have been victims of or witnesses to crime and their families. CYAC services are voluntary and offered to children, youth and their non-offending family members during the investigation process by police and/or child protection services. The CYAC multidisciplinary team will provide both immediate and ongoing supports and will seek to minimize system-induced trauma and support longer-term well-being by providing a child-friendly facility for young victims and their families. This model of service provision will see a more communicative and collaborative system for the professionals working with children, youth and families at the Centre. The CYAC-NL is expected to be operational in fall 2020.
Newmarket - Cedar Centre
|17705 Leslie Street, Unit 12
Alison Peck, Executive Director
Cedar Centre is the lead agency for the development of a Child and Youth Advocacy for York Region. Project partners include York Regional Police and York Region Children’s Aid Society. We are currently in the model development phase of the project and are aiming to have a pilot in place by July 2022.
This project would not be possible without the generous support of our funders, the Department of Justice Canada, and Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Montreal - Marie Vincent Fondation
|4689 Papineau, 3d floor
|Since 2006, Marie-Vincent Foundation has been providing services to children who are victims of sexual violence, as well as their families. Marie-Vincent Foundation is planning to open a second Child and Youth Advocacy Centre for the Montérégie region in the spring of 2021. After an extensive needs assessment and consultation with the community partners, the new CYAC will be located in the town of Châteauguay.|
Whitehorse - Project Lynx (Virtual CYAC)
Project Lynx works to enhance services for child and youth services and witnesses of crime by applying national best practices for child advocacy centres to Yukon’s northern context. Project Lynx is a “virtual” child and youth advocacy centre coordinated out of Victim Services in Whitehorse; a dedicated, neutral, child-friendly space has not yet been developed. Since January 2014, a multi-disciplinary team of professionals have been working together to provide an integrated service system for child and youth victims and witnesses and their families as they navigate justice processes. This team has coordinated services for young victims and track, monitor and review matters on the basis of best practices for child and youth advocacy centres.
Project Lynx has supported the upgrading of interview spaces and witness rooms in police detachments to be child-friendly and developmentally appropriate, including improvements to video conferencing infrastructure to increase the participation and testimony of child and youth victims and witnesses throughout Yukon communities. The team have developed resources for justice professionals to support work with young victims and witnesses and implemented joint training for participating agencies on legislation related to child testimony in court and skills for working with child witnesses. The Project Lynx Coordinator travels to Yukon communities to collaborate with service providers and coordinate services for child and youth victims of crime.