to positively impact the communities of Airdrie, Beiseker and surrounding
districts by providing quality service to all referred victims.
Services to victims are forefront in all decisions made by the
Board, Staff and Advocates.
Our Mission Statement
To respect the victims we support by providing a compassionate response, emotional and practical assistance, information on victims’ rights, and referrals necessary to help reduce the negative impact of victimization.
Our Vision Statement
A community that assists in bridging the gap from hurt to hope to empower victims to take control of their experience as it becomes part of their life.
Our Core Values
- We value integrity, and confidentiality
- We value and respect supportive community relationships
- We value and respect professional relationships with the RCMP, our Board, staff and volunteers
- We value diverse, highly trained and skilled people who deliver superior services
- We value a sincere, compassionate and timely response for all
- We value exceptional services delivered in a diverse, non-judgmental manner for all
- We value providing accountable and fiscally responsible quality services
Statistical Information kept by ADVAS is utilized for reporting to funders, strategic planning and yearly volunteer/staff training. As a nonprofit Society, ADVAS applies for operational grants and must report statistical information to funders. Statistics are also used to identify current trends and the impact on both human and financial sustainability. This information helps identify the current crime/victimization trends and drives the training program for staff and volunteers.
Prospective board members must undergo the following processes:
A board member’s success is determined not only by his or her business skills and experience, but by personality traits, or character. Several characteristics of successful, happy board members are:
Individual Board Member responsibilities:
ADVAS was established in 1992 and became a registered non-profit society in June of 1993. ADVAS is incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Constable Echelle Malone
Constable Megan Evans
Constable Lori Stacey
Constable Shelley Strangis