IRCC Gender Based Violence Settlement Sector Strategy Partnership – Winter 2020 Bulletin & Webinar Slides

In April 2019, with funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), four organizations from the anti-violence and settlement sectors, partnered to begin collaborative work on developing a national strategy to address GBV for newcomers and refugees. In coming together, the partners saw it as critically important to build on the expertise of the many organizations and individuals who are leading anti-violence work across Canada. One of the initial activities of the project was to identify what currently exists, with a view to expanding opportunities for collaboration and consultation with leaders in the field over the course of the three-year project.

This report includes highlights of findings from the three components of the project’s research which included a National Survey, Environmental Scan, and Key Informant Interviews. Read the full Research Bulletin (Winter 2020) here.

CISSA-ACSEI is represented on this project by MANSO Board Member Nina Condo, Elmwood Community Resource Centre.

Project Updates

The Gender-Based Violence Settlement Sector Strategy also offered two webinars in May 2020.  They have made the slides available to us to share with the sector.

Webinar #1 (basics of understanding, identifying and responding to GBV, as well as strategies for increasing safety especially during COVID-19) in English and French.

Webinar #2 (practical tools and resources about risk assessment, safety planning and the cycle of violence) in English and French

  • For those who are interested in receiving continued updates about the project, we’d encourage you to join the ‘Staff Network on GBV’ on (free, log-in required).