Health Literacy Partnerships: Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA)

This project aims to improve health outcomes for low literacy newcomer women, including refugees, with this series of tools and resources. These tools help people access healthcare services by learning to navigate the healthcare system better, reducing the barriers to accessing services and improving health literacy outcomes. They can be used by healthcare professionals and language instructors,…

OCASI: Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities

OCASI’s Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities provides resources, education and leadership to the settlement sector and the broader community on gender-based violence prevention and survivor support. We facilitate resource development, public education campaigns, professional development and training, online courses, community-building, knowledge-sharing, advocacy, and use of the arts in order to…

YMCA of Greater Halifax / Dartmouth: Gender Based Violence Prevention Project

Made possible thanks to the support from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth has launched a new Gender-Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVP) through their YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs. The project began in September 2017 with a focus on working with newcomer children, youth, and families to raise awareness about gender-based violence and how to access available resources…

Resources on Intimate Partner Violence against Immigrant and Refugee Women

The Violence Against Women Learning Network Newsletter (September 2018 issue) focuses on Violence against Immigration and Refugee Women. The issue is a collaboration between OCASI and the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children at Western University. The issue aims to: Counter common misconceptions related to Intimate Parnter Violence (IPV) Examine…

CERIS: Immigrant Women, Youth and Seniors – Knowledge Synthesis Reports

The IWYS project is about three immigrant groups – women, youth, and seniors –  who each have special but different settlement needs in Canada. We want to know if they receive what they need in services. We also want to propose new service interventions for their successful settlement. This review of recent research on and…