Project Profiles (2015-2022)

The projects funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada’s investment, “Supporting the Health of Victims of Domestic Violence through Community Programs” offer innovative programs across Canada for people with lived experiences of intimate partner violence and/or child maltreatment from 2015- 2022. These intervention projects were evaluated to assess their impact on health outcomes for abuse survivors including children, adolescents and adults.

  1. Bounce Back League (BBL): Trauma-informed sports activities for children and youth
  2. Building Connections: A group intervention for mothers and children training staff delivering an intervention program to mothers and children to better understand and support the needs of families experieincing family violence.
  3. Building Internal Resilience Through Horses: Equine-assisted learning for young women who have experienced maltreatment.
  4. Child and Youth Mental Health: The implementation of the interRAI Collaborative Action Plans to improve outcomes for children and youth exposed to domestic violence. An innovative set of evaluation and assessment tools to improve information sharing among professionals and improve mental health of children and adoelscents.
  5. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C): Using arts-based workshops to support women who have experienced Female Genital Mutilation and to educate health care professionals
  6. iHEAL in Context: Testing the effectiveness of a health promotion intervention for women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Intervention delivered by community health nurses and partners to support women experieincing intimate partner violence.
  7. Inunnguiniq (Childrearing): Developing And Piloting An Evidence-Based Intervention To Support High-Risk Families Who Experience Family Violence In Nunavut. A parenting program based on Inuit values addressing intergenerational trauma and its impact on family violence.
  8. Knowledge Hub: Maximizing Impact by Connecting Research and Practice in Trauma-Informed Health Promotion. A knowledge mobilization supporting the porjects listed here through a Community of Practice.
  9. MindUP for Young Children: A social and emotional learning program for young children delivered in schools and community settings
  10. Shape Your Life Project: Measuring the Effects of Shape Your Life Project on the mental and physical health outcomes of victims of domestic violence. Trauma-informed boxing program for women who have experienced gender-based violence.
  11. NATO’ WE HO WIN (The art of self-healing): A trauma-and violence-informed artisitc and cultural rpogram for Indigenous women who have experienced family violence.
  12. The P.E.A.C.E Project (Peer Education and Connection through Empowerment): A peer mentorship program for adolescents and young adults who have experienced homelessness and sexual exploitation
  13. Reaching Out With Yoga: A trauma-informed yoga program offered in domestic violence shelters and transition homes in British Columbia
  14. Safe and Understood: Intervening with families to promote healthy child outcomes and prevent abuse recurring for young child victims of domestic violence exposure. Parenting programs for moms (Mothers in Mind) and dads (Caring Dads) to support the social, emotional and developmental health of young children
  15. Fostering Open eXpression among Youth (FOXY): A school-based intervention for Indigenous adolescent girls in Northwest territories addressing dating violence.
  16. Sole Expression: A trauma-informed hip hop dance program for youth who have experienced family violence.
  17. STEP: A mental health promotion program for expectant parents who have experienced child maltreatment.
  18. TransFormed: A project implemented in Toronto, ON to remove barriers to health care and social services for 2 spirit, nonbinary and trans survivors of intimate partner violence.