Project Profiles (2022-2026)

There are 21 projects which have received financial contributions from the Public Health Agency of Canada (2022-2026) through the Preventing and Addressing Family Violence: The Health Perspective investment. These projects will explore trauma and violence-informed approaches to supporting people who have experienced abuse or been abusive in the context of family and intimate relationships.


  1. Art et contes en famille – arts-based programming for families of immigrant background in Montreal
  2. Building Opportunities for Women (BOW) - empowerment workshops for women in Northern Ontario
  3. Centering Black Experiences in Domestic Violence Prevention - empowering Black communities to be leaders in developing strategies to end domestic violence 
  4. Cross-Sectoral Solutions: Strengthening Community Capacity to Address the ‘Parallel Pandemic’ of Intimate Partner Violence Related Traumatic Brain Injury Through Survivor Led Support Intervention – providing intervention and supports for women who have experienced traumatic brain injury as a result of intimate partner violence  
  5. Changing Contexts: The Art of the Nudge - changing gender norms in male dominated work settings  
  6. ConnectED Parents: Moving to Virtual Interventions to Engage Parents in the Prevention of Adolescent Dating Violence – helping parents to teach healthy relationship skills to their adolescent children  
  7. Connections for Breaking the Cycle (c-BTC) of Violenceevaluating a group intervention program for mothers and children who have experienced violence  
  8.  Effets de l’initiative Espace Parents sur les immigrantsimplementing a parenting program (French only) with immigrants in the Greater Montreal region 
  9. HEAL (Hubs of Expressive Arts for Life) to Prevent and Address Family Violence - community-based arts program for culturally diverse communities in Toronto    
  10. iHEALa nurse-led intervention program for women experiencing intimate partner violence  
  11. Kaskinomatasowin : prévention et sensibilisation en matière de violence sexuelle – adapting and implementing the Lantern program for children in Indigenous communities in Quebec  
  12. Kids Club and Mom’s Empowerment – evaluating a program for mothers and children who have experienced abuse in New Brunswick  
  13. MODELSS  - a digital literacy program for women and youth living in transitional housing  
  14. Prévention de la violence sexuelle auprès des 6-12 ansEvaluating the Lantern sexual violence prevention program adapted for children 6-12 years of age  
  15. Projet STEP : un programme prénatal pour les survivantes de traumatismes complexes visant à prévenir la violence familiale et à promouvoir la santé maternelle et infantile – adapting ad implementing a parenting program for expectant parents who have experienced childhood abuse 
  16. RISE : a community-based elder mistreatment response program intervention that has demonstrated evidence
  17. Safety and Repair – evaluating online prevention programming for rural communities in Atlantic Canada 
  18. Sharing in the Healing Journey – an arts-based intervention program for caregivers and their children  
  19. Stories of Strength  - evaluating the Signs of Safety program as a multigenerational safety planning program  
  20. Strong Women: Reducing the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use on Women’s Health – an intervention program for women who have experienced substance use and intimate partner violence  
  21. The AIM Study – the implementation of an advocacy intervention for diverse women in midlife and older experiencing intimate partner violence: Effectiveness and experiences of participants and community-based researchers  
  22. Trauma and Violence-Informed Movement  - evaluating trauma and violence-informed activity programming in communities  
  23. Yukon First Nations Violence Prevention Programadapting and implementing a violence prevention program for men in Indigenous communities who have been abusive
  24. Recognize and Act on Elder Abuse in a Caregiving Context (ARMCAR) – implementing and evaluating a health promotion and abuse prevention program for older adults in caregiving settings