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

Supporting Black Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Addressing Anti-Black Racism and Building Survivor-Led, Trauma-Informed, Cross-Sectoral Solutions to TBI
Presented by: Gifty Asare and Samira Omar

In this Webinar, presenters share information about how systemic racism impacts care pathways for Black patients with TBI. They also identify the crucial role of rehabilitation professionals and peer supports in the care of intimate partner violence survivors who have experienced TBI.


Recorded Webinar

“Looking back, the programs kept me alive”: Women’s Impressions of Counselling for Intimate Partner Violence
Presented by: Leslie Tutty

An analysis of data from the Healing Journey project examined the opinions of 660 Canadian women from the prairie provinces about their use and impressions of several different forms of counseling such as shelter-based, general counselling, couples counselling, spiritual and counselling, and Indigenous approaches. Assessment and practice implications will be described.


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 the Lives of Muslim Women in Canada: Realities, Challenges, and Resistance
Presented by: Sabrine Azraq, Yasmin Hussain, and Yasmine Youssef

In this Webinar, expert panelists discuss experiences of gender-based violence (GBV) in the lives of Muslim women across Canada.