We specialize in prevention of abuse & violence to women and elders.
- In a spirit of innovation and operating in conditions of uncertainty, Wit Works tests theories, and models or replicates / scales up projects
- Wit Works designs and implements developmental evaluations of pilot project, demonstration or first time projects (often around promising approaches). Findings from these projects influence policy / practice
Mapping and Defining of Promising Approaches
- Wit Works conducts socio-ecological scans, identifies standards for and examples of promising approaches and how to incorporate them; with national and provincial level commissions
- Wit Works produces background /updates for policy writers
- Wit Works produces material for cross professional use based on policy (i.e. for government funded professional development for professions in different occupations (health, social service, legal etc.) (BC Campus)
- With various initiatives, Wit Works produces tools-based on both research and practice to fill gaps (which have been identified by research).
- Being Least Intrusive Tool for intervention by mainstream workers in First Nations communities (National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly)
- Flowchart of Intervention for Aboriginal Communities (Public Health Agency of Canada)
- Tools for virtual connection of rural and remote communities (private Internet TV, blogs and webinars) Public Health Agency of Canada
- Wrote draft national strategy for prevention of abuse of adults ( CNPEA http://www.cnpea.ca/Strategy%20Framework%202007.pdf) )
- In a developing field provide research using interviewing, focus groups, networks, facilitated tele / video conferences and other relational techniques. Analysis of data with thematic and issue identification techniques. Often partner with quantitative researchers.
- Seniors Knowledge Exchange, Canadian Council for learning
- Older Women’s Dialogue Project, Canadian Centre for Elder Law
- Atira Housing for Older Women Fleeing Violence, CCEL and Employment Canada