PRAAC is a community collaboration strategically addressing relationship abuse issues; advocating for prevention, treatment, programs and services for all people in:
1. Collaborative: work together toward an intersection of common goals and shared vision, by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus in a climate of trust and respect.
2. Inclusive: acknowledge and nurture the ever changing diversity of the community in such a way that each person may feel included, addressed and equally valued by identifying and minimizing barriers to participation.
3. Consultative: work together with community partners and experts, to provide best practices including a multi-level support network approach.
4. Grounded in a rural perspective: options must be rooted in the local knowledge and led by community members to be effective strategies, mindful of the complexities of the issues relating to relationship abuse.
5. Holistic: approaches and practices will address the social, economic, cultural and ecological dimension of personal and community well-being in responding to and preventing relationship abuse.
6. Accountable: committing to excellence in shared responsibilities; empowering individuals to advocate for prevention and personal/community responses to address relationship abuse.
1. To increase access to sustainable funding.
2. To recruit and retain new, diverse committee members.
3. To increase public awareness and skills of service workers for the issue of relationship abuse and its impact.
4. To engage aboriginal people in the community.
5. To increase the visibility of PRAAC and its programs and services.
6. To develop a culture of appreciation, encouragement and validation of a healthy relationship model.