Red Deer College (RDC) and the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre (CACAC) have solidified their goal of working together in the future.
RDC, CACAC, board members, representatives, key partners and guests attended the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on February. 8 at the Red Deer College Arts Centre.
This agreement states the CACAC and RDC will be exploring opportunities together in the future. RDC President Joel Ward and CACAC CEO Mark Jones alluded to these opportunities potentially including a child advocacy centre on campus and future post-secondary training, professional development and practicum placements.
The CACAC has been working in partnership with the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) as a key partner for the past year. The CACAC opened their doors on November 29, 2017 and have already seen 40 cases. Other key partners with the CACAC include the RCMP, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Justice and Alberta Education.
This partnership shows commitment to exploring opportunities in Central Alberta which benefit children and families.