About the Hub

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The Knowledge Hub connects innovative trauma-and violence-informed health promotion projects funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada’s investment, “Supporting the health of victims of domestic violence and child abuse through community programs”.  The project was initially funded in 2015. 

The Knowledge Hub facilitates knowledge mobilization among and for projects through webinars and a variety of other resources (reports, bulletins, videos, research briefings). 

The Knowledge Hub is located at the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children at Western University. It maximizes the impact of the investment by:

  1. facilitating a national community of practice (CoP) for members of projects funded through the investment to share and enhance learning regarding trauma and violence-informed research and practice through knowledge exchanges, teleconference meetings, working groups, etc.

  2. coordinating knowledge mobilization activities for projects and the broader community through bulletins, reports, social media, videos, infographics, etc.


A set of projects funded between 2015 and 2022 supported people who have experienced intimate partner violence and/or child maltreatment through a variety of programs, such as parenting, physical activity (e.g. boxing, dance, sports, yoga), and culturally-based arts expression.  

The Knowledge Hub’s mandate has been extended to continue until March 31, 2026.  

“Since 2015, the Knowledge Hub has successfully been connecting and enhancing the work of projects funded through PHAC's Family Violence Investment. PHAC is pleased to continue to support the Knowledge Hub to facilitate knowledge sharing, while strengthening the capacity of service providers, researchers, and communities to prevent and address family and gender-based violence.” — Karen McKinnon, Director General, Centre for Health Promotion, Public Health Agency of Canada 

The Knowledge Hub continues to support and facilitate communication among projects funded through this investment. 

Knowledge Hub team:

Dr. Linda Baker, Learning Director

Anna-Lee Straatman, Project Manager 

Lillian Woroniuk, Implementation Coordinator- Indigenous Liaison 

Jenna Lopez, Research Coordinator 

Learn more about Community of Practice members (2015-2022)

Learn more about the PROJECTS (2015-2022)