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The Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women and Children
The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) was founded in 1992 as a collaborative venture between The University of Western OntarioFanshawe College and the London Coordinating Committee to End Women Abuse. The Centre was established in response to a federal study on the problem of violence against women, triggered by the 1989 murder of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montreal. CREVAWC joined the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario in 2001. 

CREVAWC facilitates the collaboration of individuals, groups and institutions representing the diversity of the community to pursue research questions and training opportunities to understand and prevent violence and abuse. The Centre serves local, national and international communities by producing useful information and tools to assist in the daily work to prevent and stop violence towards women and children and vulnerable adults.

the freda centre for research on violence against women and children

The Freda Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children
The FREDA Centre began in 1992 as one of the original five violence research centres funded by SSHRC and Heath Canada. It is housed within the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.  Its mandate is to facilitate and conduct collaborative participatory action research on violence against women and children, in order to raise awareness and affect relevant policy, procedure, programming and development. The Centre has worked with provincial and federal governments, such as Justice and Health, and the Office of the Representative of Children and Youth, as well as with other universities.  However, it primarily collaborates with community-based organizations, such as the BC Society of Transition Houses, EVA BC,  and has worked with West Coast LEAF and the Rise Women’s Legal Centre.  


RESOLVE: Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse
RESOLVE is a prairie-based research network that co-ordinates and supports research aimed at ending violence, especially violence involving girls and women. RESOLVE is committed to supporting community-based research that leads to positive results. Our work seeks to uncover the causes of violence and map out effective strategies to prevent and alleviate that violence. With centres in Manitoba (administrative centre), Alberta, and Saskatchewan, RESOLVE creates partnerships among community agencies, government departments, and universities across the prairie provinces. 

Recherches Appliquées et Interdisciplinaires sur les Violences intimes, familiales et structurelles
The RAIV (Applied, Interdisciplinary Research on Intimate, Family, and Structural Violence), formerly named CRI-VIFF, was established on 1992. Actually mainly housed at Laval University, members are affiliated to six different universities in Quebec. The RAIV brings together 30 co-researchers, 20 partners from the practice fields, more than 200 graduated students and many collaborators at national and international levels. Current research priorities and programs focus on the factors associated with intimate, family, and structural violence, the links between different forms of violence perpetrated or endured in different life contexts, and the consequences for individuals, families, and society. RAIV includes also studies on the social responses to violence (community and institutional services, legal, systemic, and state responses), and this at the different levels of the intervention continuum, be they primary, secondary or tertiary prevention.

NB MMFC Centre
The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) was established within the Faculty of Arts in 1993, as a collaboration of efforts between the University of New Brunswick and the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation. The MMFC supports collaborative action-oriented research in Atlantic Canada through partnerships with family violence public service providers, community organizations and government. Our 2016-2021 strategic research priorities include violence against people with disabilities; risk assessment and risk assessment tools; inclusion of family violence in the curriculum and training of professionals; trafficking of women and girls in Atlantic Canada; violence against Aboriginal women and girls; violence against gender minorities; training in the justice system; and sexual violence.