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


New Trauma- and Violence-Informed Resource

Guidelines for Planning and Facilitating Trauma- and Violence-Informed Meetings

This guide is a reference tool for those involved in in-person, virtual, or hybrid meetings that support trauma- and violence-informed practices. It provides suggestions for incorporating trauma- and violence-informed principles into planning, hosting, or attending meetings.


Recorded Webinar

Gender-based violence in schools and the intersectional experiences of Black-Canadian girls
Presented by: Rashelle Litchmore

In this Webinar, Rashelle Litchmore discusses the unique experiences of female identified adolescents of African descent in Canada, and their experiences with gender-based violence in schools. Specific attention is given to cultures of violence, how they manifest, and the need to attend to prevention, as opposed to the current focus on punishment, when addressing the intersectional experiences of Black girls.


Recorded Webinar

Understanding the Realities of Gender Diverse Peoples to Strengthen our Care Systems
Presented by: Zakary-Georges Gagné

In this Webinar, Zakary-Georges Gagné (she/they) discusses the role that organizations or institutions offering care or support have in the creation of welcoming and intersectional spaces for gender diverse peoples, with specific attention to French-language spaces.


Webinar Recording

Intentionally marginalized communities: The violence we see in relationships, families and systems in Canada
Presented by: Ramona Alaggia, Rupaleem Bhuyan, Melanie Doucet, Roberta Timothy & Cathy Vine

Several contributors and the editors of the recently published third edition of Cruel But Not Unusual: Violence in Families in Canada explore the concept of intentionally marginalized communities in relation to their work and experiences with Black communities, non-status, refugee, and immigrant women, and children and youth in care.