Every year, several thousand Albertans will be unsafe in workplaces because of violence personal relationships. Alberta businesses have suffered huge losses due to domestic violence and the legislation is evolving: organizations are being held accountable when domestic violence ends tragically.
ACWS’ Domestic Violence and Your Workplace program provides safety professionals with the tools and supports to:
- Recognize the signs of domestic violence
- Appropriately help victims of violence by bridging to supports; and
- Protect their workplaces and employees at the same time.
Making positive changes for those living in violence is everyone’s responsibility. In addition to saving costs, organizations who apply the toolkit are saving lives.
Astrid Mitchell: Astrid Mitchell is an Alberta Council of Women's Shelters, Domestic Violence and the Work Place Consultant as well as a Facilitator in the ACWS' Leading Change: Inspired Communities Program. She is from Drayton Valley and works as an Occupational Health and Safety Consultant, primarily in the transportation industry. She has a diploma with distinction in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension and is an Alberta Motor Transport Association internal auditor. Astrid is a passionate advocate for workplace health and safety and believes involving employers in the fight against domestic violence will truly effect change.
Christie Lavan: Christie has a diversity of experience that she brings to her role at ACWS as Leading Change Program Developer. She trained with the Canadian Military as a Radio Operator in the Communications Reserve, organized tape and called show timings in live television newsrooms, researched, wrote & produced dramatic and documentary television & film content in the independent television industry and most recently, served as a communications generalist at the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters for several years. She was the first Canadian to participate in Praxis International’s Advocacy Learning Centre and is passionate about supporting community development to end gender-based violence.
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