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Today Centre works with a Collaborative Community Response (CCR) model, which means we work in partnership with many other agencies in providing seamless support to clients. Some partners are co-located at Today Centre on a fullor part-time basis and other partners work with us through linking protocols and / or through supported referrals for our clients.

Co-Located Partners Include

These community agencies work alongside the Today Centre within our office. While they are not staff of the Today Centre, they provide additional supports to clients receiving services at the Today Centre.

Seniors Protection Partnership

The Seniors Protection Partnership is a collaborative effort between Edmonton Police Service, City of Edmonton, Catholic Social Services, Covenant Health, and SAGE (Senior Association of Greater Edmonton). The Seniors Protection Partnership addresses high-risk cases of elder abuse through prevention, response, and collaboration. Their priority is to respond to high-risk seniors, aged 65 and over, who reside in Edmonton.

What is Elder Abuse? Any action of inaction by self or others that jeopardizes the health or well-being of an older adult occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust. This includes physical, emotional, psychological, financial, sexual, and or medication abuse as well as passive or active neglect. If you are aware of a non-emergency elder abuse situation, call our Elder Abuse Intake Line at 780-477-2929

Responding to Family Violence in the Chinese Community Program

Responding to Family Violence in the Chinese Community started as a pilot project in 1999 to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to Chinese victims of family violence.

Support Services for Chinese victims include:
• Emotional support and supportive counselling
• Risk Assessment and Safety Planning
• Information on family violence and community resources
• Information on criminal justice system and rights of victims
• Court preparation and support
• Consultation and referrals
For more information about the Chinese program or to make a referral, please call 780-919-8527 Services are provided in English, Cantonese and Mandarin

Linking Protocols

Linking protocols are agreements between the Today Family Violence Help Centre and another organization/program that establishes protocols to ensure an integrated and seamless referral process for clients.

City of Edmonton Individual and Family Wellbeing
Catholic Social Services- Immigration and Settlement Cross Cultural Counselling
Islamic Family and Social Services Association
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region Distress Line
Alberta SPCA Pet Safekeeping
WIN House

Collaborative Services Delivery Partners:

Collaborative Service Delivery enables partners to work together to enhance the supports and services of identified children, youth, and their families within the context of their home, school and community.

Boyle Street Community Services (Lead Agency)
Bent Arrow
Terra Association
Catholic Social Services (Lead Agency – Energy Square)

Other Agency Partners:

Multicultural Health Brokers
Edmonton John Howard Society – Family Violence Prevention Centre
Community Initiatives Against Family Violence
Indo-Canadian Women’s Association
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton
Pride Centre of Edmonton
REACH Edmonton
Legal Ave
A Safe Place
Lurana Shelter
Catholic Social Services -LaSalle
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
Alberta Human Services