Gender-Based Violence Settlement Sector Strategy
In April 2019, with funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), four organizations from the anti-violence and settlement sectors, partnered to begin collaborative work on developing a national strategy to address GBV for newcomers and refugees.
By building on current expertise, knowledge and resources in the anti-violence and settlement sectors, this coordinated effort recognizes the reality that newcomers and refugees continue to experience structural barriers to accessing support. Working together in partnership between the four organizations and engaging their members increases our ability to deliver GBV prevention and intervention and better serve individuals and families experiencing violence.
Between 2019-2022, with input from the settlement and anti-violence sectors, and through funding from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), this project will build the capacity of settlement and anti-violence sectors to co-develop a shared base of knowledge and to better support newcomers and refugees through a coordinated, comprehensive approach. Working collaboratively across Canada is a strategic way to make change happen.
GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE SETTLEMENT SECTOR PROJECT
Presentation & Consultation Meeting about the development of a National Settlement Sector Strategy to address GBV for Newcomers, Immigrants & Refugees.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Project Title: Gender Based Violence Strategy
The Project Team:
Kathryn Bates-Khan Project Manager, YMCA of Greater Halifax/ Dartmouth
Deb Tomlinson, Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services
Nina Condo, CISSA-ACSEI Representative, Elmwood Community Resource Centre
Sajedeh Zahraei, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
Tracy Porteous, Ending Violence Association B.C.
Erin Whitmore, Ending Violence Association of Canada
Lauren Barker, Elmwood Community Resource Centre
Margarita Pintin-Perez, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
With support from:
Salina Abji, Research Consultant
Deepa Mattoo, Strategy Consultant
Jess Notwell, Centre for Community Based Research, Evaluation Consultant
Ninu Kang, Mosaic, Participant at Strategic Vision Meeting
Patty Parsons, Elmwood, Participant at Strategic Vision Meeting