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YW Calgary knows the future looks different in our communities and in our workplaces. In response to a changing philanthropic landscape and the continuing prevalence of domestic violence, YW Calgary started an innovation project. The aim? Define a new, regenerative future for YW Calgary using its deep, proven expertise to reach more people. Here is what we found:
YW Calgary’s Practice Framework and approach
are unique and change behaviour.
A few years ago, YW Calgary overhauled its Practice Framework, radically shifting its counselling approach for women and men to ground their practice in the latest neuroscience and build skills. Since this change, YW Calgary is generating excellent outcomes and is increasingly sought after domestically and internationally for its expertise in this area.
Micro-aggressions and conflict continue to surface in the workplace.
When YW Calgary connected with the corporate community, it heard that, despite large investments in diversity and inclusion programming, many employers felt real behaviour change had not occurred in their organizations. Employers are actively looking for new and better content that can enable true shifts in behaviour and culture. YW Calgary saw an opportunity to apply its depth of experience and proven outcomes from its work in mental health and conflict to build capacity for psychological safety in organizations.
YW Calgary believes
that this new way forward is fundamental.
By moving upstream to prevent micro-aggressive behaviour from escalating and equipping everyone with the skills they need to manage conflict better, we can begin to prevent domestic violence. We can have fewer women and children coming to YW Calgary for emergency shelter. Everyone can benefit from these skills – leading to more people fuller lives free from aggression.