About the "Sea Star" Centre
The “Sea Star” Centre is a working title for a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre that is being developed in Nova Scotia.
In 2010, a Steering Committee of representatives from many different departments and organizations came together to work toward developing CYAC services in Nova Scotia.
In 2011, research was carried out with stakeholders across Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Provinces, and other existing CYACs. From this work, a project plan was created to develop a core Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (The “Sea Star” Centre) in the Halifax Regional Municipality, as well as a Toolkit to build capacity for the creation of satellite CYACs across the province and beyond. Project activities are currently underway, with an aim to complete the project in 2013.
The vision is that the “Sea Star” Centre will serve as both an active CYAC, as well as a Centre of Excellence on child maltreatment.
The ultimate goal is that every child and youth in need of services will have opportunity to access them at the “Sea Star” Center, or in a satellite CYAC that is in, or as close as possible to, their home community.
The IWK gratefully acknowledges the generous support for this project from Department of Justice Canada.