How We Work

KFACC is made up of members from the law enforcement and justice, shelter and housing, health, mental health and counselling support sectors. Membership is open to organizations working in some capacity with victims and survivors of partner abuse and/or sexual violence and their families, and to agencies working with perpetrators.

Member representatives attend KFACC meetings a minimum of four times a year, scheduled for March, June, September and December. Extra meetings are sometimes held to address specific issues, deal with a particularly heavy agenda or respond to funding timelines.

The strategy and groundwork laid out during KFACC meetings is often moved forward at the subcommittee level. Currently, we have three standing subcommittees.

The Steering Committee meets regularly to coordinate, monitor and oversee the ongoing implementation of KFACC’s mandate and specific projects.

The Membership, Communications and Outreach Committee handles recruitment, approval, and orientation of new members, and management of KFACC’s internal and external communications.

The Protocol Committee meets to develop, monitor, evaluate, review and revise our  Partner Abuse Protocol and Sexual Assault Protocol. This committee also organizes Protocol-related training for members and community partners.

As well, KFACC establishes ad hoc subcommittees as needed to complete specific initiatives. These committees are generally struck when projects fall outside the mandates of existing committees, or are too time-consuming/complex to be managed by KFACC as a whole.

The Steering Committee oversees all subcommittee work. All committees, permanent and ad hoc, are accountable to the entire KFACC membership.