WEVAS® Beliefs / Goals
WEVAS® was developed on Treaty One Territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples and the homeland of the Red River Metis. WEVAS® respects the treaties that were made on these territories and acknowledges the harms and mistakes of the past and is moving forward in partnership with all peoples, Indigenous and settlers alike. This is in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
WEVAS® believes that all people desire to be part of a safe and healthy community. Some people have not experienced such communities and the survival strategies that they employ sometimes seem to work against our efforts. We can learn and teach healthy ways of interacting.
WEVAS® believes that visions, missions, philosophies, policies, and protocols developed to create safe and healthy communities are helpful and must be matched by effective practice. The practices of an organization are seen in the actions that are taken when issues arise.
WEVAS® believes that there are targeted practices that we can use to develop safe and healthy communities. Developing and supporting staff to use selectively these targeted practices is a key to creating these communities.
WEVAS® believes that the selective use of the targeted practices to develop safe and healthy communities requires practices that can be differentiated to match individual's or groups' emotional / behavioural needs.
The goal of WEVAS Incorporated is to develop resources that organizations can use to cultivate safe and healthy communities. It develops targeted practices that support staff in taking effective action in the person's living/learning environments. These practices can be effectively integrated into existing Safe and Healthy Community Initiatives and may assist in areas that are often neglected by the initiatives.