What is the Harmony Project?
The Harmony Project is a passionate and dedicated multi-stakeholder group that is developing a collaborative community response to sexual assault in the Bow Valley.
In 2015 the YWCA Banff successfully secured a grant from the Family and Community Safety Program to develop a community response plan for sexualized assault in the Bow Valley. The proposal was based on a model currently used by the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) in five communities across the province of Alberta. The project relies on a coordinated community effort, informed by a leadership committee made up of key stakeholders in the Bow Valley.
Who are the members of the Harmony Project?
The following local organizations/stakeholders have identified that they are committed to addressing this issue and have representation on the committee:
The Banff RCMP
The Canmore RCMP
The Banff Mineral Springs Hospital
BanffLIFE –FCSS Banff
Bow Valley Addictions and Mental Health- Alberta Health Services
Bow Valley Victims Services
The following local organizations/stakeholders are corresponding members of the project:
The Canmore Hospital
The Primary Care Network
Vision of the Harmony Project
To create a Bow Valley specific, coordinated response plan to sexualized assault, which will include a prevention and awareness campaign, training for emergency responders and community partners, and will serve to streamline and improve services for victims of sexualized assault.