The Central Alberta Women's and Emergency Shelter (CAWES) Project
The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter (CAWES) offers safe refuge, personal counseling, and community support for families experiencing family violence. It provides prevention initiatives, child-focussed healing programs, and the necessary tools for clients to become safely independent, hence reducing the rates of family violence in Central Alberta. There are nearly 3,000 people coming to CAWES every year.
Increase engagement of staff in organizational decision-making
Increase consistent employee engagement training across groups
Create a 30-minute time for employee sharing (without managers/supervisors) at regular staff meetings
Implement a program of consistent “engagement” training for employees. This would be the “Be a Wellness Leader” workshop series (10 sessions, 2 hours each) for staff employees from across operational groups.
Time frame: The project will be implemented in July and August, 2016.
CAWES Members: Executive, Human Resource, Operations and Training teams.
Academic Partner: Lynsey Race Lynsey Race is in the first cohort of students in the MA in Gender and Social Justice studies at the University of Alberta. She has research experience in sexual violence, familial governance/structures and health care policy.
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