CoSA Canada Commonalities

CoSA Canada Commonalities

Local CoSA sites operate autonomously, some under the umbrella of larger sponsoring organizations such as Mennonite Central Committee in Ontario or Calgary, the Salvation Army, Community Chaplaincy; others as stand-alone non-profits or registered charities, all governed by a volunteer steering committee and/or board of directors and independently funded.

Although CoSA sites operate independently, they all share common values and principles of no more victims, and the fundamental dignity of all human beings – no one is disposable. All CoSA sites in Canada also endorse a number of commonalities that guide standards of practice including:

  1. Life Cycle of a Circle
  2. Support, Accountability and Confidentiality
  3. Safety and Risk Recognition
  4. Volunteer Training
  5. Documentation
  6. Process of a Circle Meeting