Program Structure

The BVVSA consists of a board of directors, a full-time executive director, a full-time program coordinator, part-time victim support workers, RCMP liaison officers and a team of dedicated volunteer advocates.

Volunteer support is essential to our Association to ensure victims receive support and assistance. Our volunteer Board of Directors provides program governance, while volunteer advocates play a front-line role, directly interacting with victims, police and other agencies.

Advocates are required to completed an extensive training program; obtain an enhanced security clearance from the RCMP; successfully complete interviews with program staff and the RCMP; complete an Alberta government on-line course; and are required to signed a one year contract with our program.

The training advocates complete helps to provide them with the skills necessary to participate in this important and satisfying role.

As of July 23, 2013 the membership of the Board of Directors for the Association is as follows:

  • Mary Buckingham - President
  • Kathryn Williams - Secretary
  • Ian Wilson - Director
  • Yvonne Law - Director
  • Andrea Schaetzle - Director
  • Cst. Angela Richard - Director
  • Cst. Shawn Wells - RCMP Liaison Canmore
  • Cst. Sandal Jawanda - RCMP Liaison Banff

For more information on becoming a BVVSA volunteer, please contact Bow Valley Victim Services.