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 (2022-2016).  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).


Opportunities for Participation & Resources


Shift to Learn Online Training

Use code NOVEMBER80% to receive 80% off online training modules as part of Family Violence Prevention Month.

Shift to Learn is an online learning platform that aims to stop violence before it starts. They offer five self-paced, interactive and short online modules that were designed with and for anti-violence leaders and practitioners who are interested in building their knowledge and capacities to go upstream and stop violence before it starts.


Upcoming Webinar

Living with Coercive Control: Youth Perspectives
Presented by: Lauren Irvine, Selena Lai, and Izzy Lebrun
Moderated by: Peter Jaffe
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

In this Webinar, you will hear the voices of three youth advocates as they describe their experiences with coercive control and abuse, and their subsequent experiences in the justice and service provision systems. Panelists will offer recommendations for how service providers and the justice system can better support youth, respect their rights, and acknowledge them as whole persons.


Upcoming Webinar

Understanding Coercive Control Against Children: Impacts and Supportive Responses
Presented by: Emma Katz and Catherine Lawler
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 | 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

This presentation will focus on coercive control, revealing the real motivations of partners who use it, and debunking the myths that surround this form of domestic abuse. It will also share practical communication skills that can be used with young children experiencing domestic abuse and coercive control.



Coercive Control During Intimate Partner Violence: What About Children?

This infographic focuses on how children and parents experience coercive control during intimate partner violence, and what service providers can do to support children.