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TransFormed: Addressing partner violence from Two-Spirit, Nonbinary, and Trans perspectives

The TransFormed Project is a bilingual, community-based research project led by METRAC: Action on Violence in partnership with the Centre de Francophone with the goal of addressing barriers within and increasing access to health care and social services for Two-Spirit, nonbinary and trans survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). Learn More.



Bounce Back League

Bounce Back League

Bounce Back League is a national program of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. It is a trauma-informed sports program for children and youth that is designed to improve health outcomes and healing from trauma through skills building and supportive relationships. Learn more.

Building Internal Resilience Through Horses

Building Internal Resilience Through Horses

The Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, in partnership with The Mane Intent and Trent University, is developing and evaluating an intervention that combines equine-assisted learning with workshops on expressive arts and psychoeducation to build resilience and life skills in young women between the ages of 13 and 18 years who are survivors of child maltreatment. Learn more.

Child & Youth Mental Health

Child and Youth Mental Health: The implementation of the interRAI Collaborative Action Plans to improve outcomes for children and youth exposed to domestic violence

This project is implementing and evaluating the interRAI Child & Youth Mental Health Instrument (ChYMH), which is an innovative assessment to intervention tool that assesses the mental health needs of children between the ages of 4 to 18.

Collaborative Approaches for Supporting Survivors of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Collaborative Approaches for Supporting Survivors of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Led by Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre, this project is engaging survivors of FGM/C, community leaders, service providers and the media to educate, sensitize and enhance supports for survivors and those at risk of FGM/C.

MindUP for Young Children

MindUP for Young Children

The MindUP™ for Young Children project is implementing and evaluating a mindfulness-informed, evidence-based social and emotional learning intervention within a trauma-informed framework to full-day kindergarten children in the London District Catholic School Board and a community-based organization, Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre.

Nato’ we ho win


Nato’ we ho win (pronounced “natawayhowin”) is Cree for “The Art of Self-Healing.” Nato’ we ho win is an innovative, manualised trauma-informed arts-based program that addresses the mental and physical health needs of women who have experienced intimate partner violence and self-identify as Indigenous.

P.E.A.C.E Project (Peer Education and Connection through Empowerment)

The P.E.A.C.E Project (Peer Education and Connection through Empowerment)

The P.E.A.C.E Project (Peer Education and Connection through Empowerment) is developing a trauma-informed curriculum and facilitating group activities that enhance resiliency and promote overall health of female-identifying youth who have experienced any form of gender-based violence.


Reaching Out with Yoga

Reaching Out with Yoga

Reaching Out with Yoga is a collaborative project between the British Columbia Society of Transition Houses and Yoga Outreach. This project is exploring how trauma-informed yoga impacts the health and wellbeing of women and children who have experienced violence as well as anti-violence workers.

Safe & Understood

Safe and Understood: Intervening with families to promote healthy child outcomes and prevent abuse recurrence for young child victims of domestic violence exposure

Safe and Understood project expands the reach of two existing programs- Caring Dads & Mothers in Mind. These programs for parents with experiences of domestic violence build skills to manage stress, enhance self-esteem, and support the social, emotional and developmental health of their children.

Shape your Life

Shape Your Life Project: Measuring the Effects of Shape Your Life Project on the mental and physical health outcomes of victims of domestic violence

Shape Your Life (SYL) is a free, trauma informed, non-contact boxing program for self-identified women who have experienced violence. The program operates as a partnership between Dr. Cathy van Ingen, Associate Professor in Kinesiology at Brock University and Joanne Green, Executive Director with Opportunity for Advancement. Learn more.

Sole Expression

Sole Expression: Trauma-Informed Dance Intervention

Sole Expression is a trauma-informed hip-hop dance intervention for youth who have experienced family violence. The program is being delivered and evaluated by BOOST Child and Youth Advocacy Centre in Toronto, Ontario in partnership with Unity and Ryerson University. Learn more.


STEP: Supporting the transition to and engagement in parenthood in adults who experienced maltreatment as children

STEP is designing, delivering and evaluating an innovative intervention for adults who have experienced abuse or neglect during their childhood and expecting a child. Ultimately, this intervention aims to (a) promote the physical and mental health of Canadians who were abused or neglected during their childhood and are transitioning to parenthood, (b) to promote the psycho-social development of their child, (c) and to intercept intergenerational cycles of abuse.