Caledon-Dufferin Victim Services - Social Innovation Project

Caledon-Dufferin Victim Services. Two students collaborating.

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Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services is a not for profit, charitable organization serving the Town of Caledon and the County of Dufferin. Our agency offers free, one-to-one, confidential assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to support individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstances. At CDVS, the needs of every victim matters. Because Caledon-Dufferin Victim Services (CDVS) exists, those who encounter crisis can cope with their current circumstances. CDVS supports victims of crime, abuse, and tragedy – enabling the continuum of recovery through rapid response, informed referrals and community partnerships.

Learn more about Caledon-Dufferin Victim Services (CDVS) here!

The Challenge(s)

1. Project Title: Caledon-Dufferin Victim Services – Research Gender-based and Intimate Partner Violence

      Challenge: COVID -19 has led to a change in program delivery

Project Description: This project will be a research project related to risk factors in Gender Based Violence and Intimate Partner Violence.

Additional Skills: Open to all students! Students in the following programs have been identified by this community partner:

  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Institute of Communication, Culture, Information & Technology

 

2. Project Title: Challenge: Caledon-Dufferin Victim Services – Victim of Crime Apps

Project Description: We are hoping students can explore current apps to use as information/support for victims of crime.

Additional Skills: Open to all students! Students in the following programs have been identified by this community partner:

  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Institute of Communication, Culture, Information & Technology

The Project

Starting with the mandatory Social Innovation Project Kick-Off Day on Saturday, October 24th, we are looking for a team of UTM students to work through these issues and come up with an innovative project plan and budget with this organization based on the challenge(s) they are facing. The Centre for Student Engagement will fund part or all of the project(s) based on the proposal(s).

Over the next 16 weeks, can a group of our UTM students come up with an innovative solution working with this organization? 

Registration is closed. 

Registration is now closed for 2020-21. 

Inquiries

For all questions and feedback regarding Social Innovation Projects, please contact:

Michelle Atkinson
Community Engagement Coordinator

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