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


Upcoming Webinar

Sizing Up Gender-Based Violence Services: Identifying and Dismantling Weight-Based Discrimination

Presented by: Kelsey Ioannoni and Ramanpreet Annie Bahra

This Webinar explores how weight-based discrimination creates barriers to gender-based violence (GBV) services for larger bodied (i.e., fat) people across Canada.


Knowledge Hub Presents - Recording available!

Moving On: Digital Empowerment and Literacy Skills for Survivors

Presented by: Dr. Kara Brisson-Boivin

An introduction to MediaSmarts' intervention research project which aims to adapt, deliver, and evaluate digital media literacy resources for survivors of technology-facilitated violence and abuse (TFVA) and the practitioners in the violence against women (VAW) sector who support them.

Considerations for Meaningful Collaboration: Highlights from A Conversation with Indigenous Elders

New Resource

Considerations for Meaningful Collaboration: Highlights from A Conversation with Indigenous Elders

On March 28, 2023, the Learning Network hosted a Special Event on Considerations for Meaningful Collaborations - A Conversation with Indigenous Elders. Elder Norma Jacobs, Elder Naulaq LeDrew and Elder Gloria Thomson were invited to share their own reflections regarding their roles, experiences, and protocols as Elders. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response received to the Special Event, this resource is a summary of the conversation with Elder Norma, Elder Naulaq, and Elder Gloria.


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.