You Empowered Strong (YES)

YES is an Aboriginal Community Safety Development project that addresses the need for community-based solutions for families who have to deal with the harmful impacts of family violence. Each community will determine how they provide the service based on individual community needs. Prevention and education opportunities will be available to communities to enhance knowledge around family violence and its impacts, personal safety, trauma informed practice among others.

Goals and Objectives

► The establishment of culturally appropriate, ongoing and community based process to identify and support families at risk of or experiencing family violence and its impacts

► Encourage strong community involvement and capacity through professional collaboration in development of prevention and response to family violence issues. This will result in increased safety and wellness in community

► Recognition inside and outside of the Nation of the importance of time honoured traditional and cultural teachings, healings and activities that help vulnerable families to become more resilient to adversity, to become empowered and grow stronger and healthier

Community Care Circle

Made up of formal or informal community leaders and natural caregiver volunteers to be trained and will partner with YES Project and Community Coordinator. They will monitor, mentor, support and respond to disclosures and facilitate help for families at risk. Community members identified will be supported though ongoing training and will work collaboratively to tailor response in each community.

YES Program Pamphlet

YOU Empowered Strong (YES) Program

Responding to Sexual Violence Disclosure Handbook

For information, please contact:

Darryl-Jean Peeman, YES Team Lead

P: 778-392-8133