Welcome to the Knowledge Hub!

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” (2015-2022) and subsequently, Preventing and addressing Family Violence: The Public Health Perspective (2022-2026).  As part of its investment, PHAC is also pleased to support the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children (CREVAWC) at Western University to lead the Knowledge Hub, including a Community of Practice (CoP) aiming to bolster the combined impact of funded projects, and further advance innovations in the growing field of trauma-informed health promotion. 

These projects support people who have experienced intimate partner violence and/or child maltreatment through a variety of programs. The Knowledge Hub facilitates knowledge mobilization among and for projects through a Community of Practice, the Learning Network and Knowledge Hub Webinar Series, and a variety of other resources (reports, bulletins, videos).

New Resources and Upcoming Events


Resources for Evaluating Trauma- and Violence-Informed Practice

This resource provides an overview of over twenty qualitative and quantitative evaluation tools designed to measure trauma-and violence-informed practices of individuals and /or organizations. These tools were meticulously selected through a comprehensive search of academic literature, grey literature, and websites. The literature search spanned from 2010 to 2023, and included websites that did not provide dates of publication.

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Recording Available!

Colonialism and Survivance: Unique experiences of multigenerational violence and cultural strengths among Indigenous peoples in Canada

Presented by: Amy Bombay

This webinar discusses the unique experiences of violence experienced by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples since first contact. 


Upcoming Webinar

Navigating trauma-informed embodiment practices with survivors and those supporting survivors of gender-based violence

Presented by: Margeaux Feldman and Nicole Brown-Faulknor

In this session, speakers discuss the connection of trauma and the body, and the ways in which somatic/embodiment practices can be integrated into the everyday work of supporting survivors of gender-based violence (GBV).


Knowledge Hub Presents! 

We’ve got an app for that! Improving women’s safety, health and well-being with the iHEAL app

Presented by: Dr. Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Dr. Colleen Varcoe, and Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey

Recording available!