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Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara

Strategic Directions
2015-2018

Our Mission

To serve children and families in the Niagara Region who have been impacted by child abuse.

Our Vision

To engage the community in a child abuse prevention, awareness, and response strategy.

Our Expected Outcomes

  • Timely access to child abuse prevention resources for all children and families
  • Enhanced regional awareness of the importance of keeping Niagara’s children safe from harm
  • Excellence in Child Abuse Investigation and response for Niagara’s children and their families

KFCACN Strategic Plan

Promote Child Abuse Prevention

  • Develop collaborative programs and resources to fill regional service gaps.
  • Increase the use of social media as our primary communication mode.
  • Develop a collaborative website with common interest partners on child abuse prevention, awareness, and response

Target Awareness Efforts

  • Promote the Kristen French CACN as more than an investigation-hosting site.
  • Work to define and lead as an establishment of evidence-based practice across Canada.
  • Engage in research on resiliency and trauma-informed practice.

Enhance Partnership Response

  • Enhance collaboration with Partners to improve supports and follow up.
  • Develop partnerships with diverse communities in the Niagara Region.
  • Explore risks/benefits of a virtual/mobile CAC model in the Niagara Region.

Build Operational Capacity

  • Align budget forecast with a 3 year strategic plan.
  • Leverage existing and cultivate new corporate, community, and collaborative agency funding sources.
  • Operationalize new Volunteer Program through job description development and recruitment on social media.
  • Develop and enact staff succession planning.

Our Plan of Action

1

Champion Leading Practices

  • Define and establish CAC’s evidence-based practice across Canada.
  • Evaluate Kristen French CACN against standards and modify Kristen French CACN actions to meet the standards.
  • Define Kristen French CACN as more than just a safe place for hosting investigations.
  • Develop a regional framework for programming, fundraising and volunteering.
  • Research a virtual/mobile model for Niagara.
  • Broaden our Research Initiatives (e.g. Resiliency and trauma informed practice)
2

Fundraise for Critical Services

  • Create a 3 Year budget forecast.
  • Leverage new funding sources.
  • Collaborate with Niagara agencies on grant writing and events for fundraising.
  • Cultivate our regular door relationships.
  • Attain a signed Use of Site Agreement with funding from NRP.
3

Promote our Role of Child Abuse Prevention, Awareness and Response

  • Develop partnerships and services with diverse communities in Niagara to promote our role (e.g. indigenous, francophone, corrections, newcomers, youth, communities).
  • Sign and enact protocol with Partners on Post Investigation with FA as a neutral role.
  • Develop collaborative Programming and Resources (grants, partnerships) to fill regional service gaps.
  • Increase the use of Social Media.
  • Develop website with common interest partners.
4

Increase Organizational Capacity

  • Operationalize new Volunteers Program
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