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Gender based Violence Project

Welcome to the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Settlement Sector Strategy Project. 

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Our project is dedicated to raising awareness about Gender-Based Violence and to offer tools and resources for the settlement sector in collaboration with the anti-violence sector.

Our Impact







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The Gender-Based Violence Settlement Strategy is a national partnership that works collaboratively to build capacity and networks to better support newcomers, immigrants and refugees through research, creating tools and resources and sharing best practices.

What's New

Environmental Scan Literature Review

This Environmental Scan is a supplementary review that outlines key developments and publications relating to both the settlement and anti-violence sectors from January 2020 to March 2022.

Literature Review

Organizational Framework

We are excited to be advancing into the next phase of the project in 2022-2026 and to continue building the capacity of both sectors to better support newcomers, immigrants and refugees through a coordinated, comprehensive approach. Working collaboratively across Canada is a strategic way to make change happen.

Organizational Framework

Project Developed Resources

Organizatioal Framework

Organizational Framework

This framework serves as a tool for settlement agency leaders to initiate conversations about GBV at the organizational level to improve GBV service delivery for newcomers, immigrants and refugees.

GBV Strategy

GBV Strategy

Gender-Based Violence Awareness During COVID-19 for Service Providers working with Newcomers, Immigrants & Refugees

Online Courses

Online Courses

Bridges to Safety is our new online course about responding to gender-based violence GBV in the settlement and anti-violence sectors. 



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.

Bridges to safety online course

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Oct 16, 2023

Bridges to Safety

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Jan 8, 2024

Bridges to Safety

GBV/Let's Stay Connected


We will be hosting discussions and sharing resources through SettleNet. You are invited to join the conversation in the Gender-Based Violence Settlement Sector Strategy Collaboration Across Canada group - a National online Community of Practice for the Settlement Sector where you can ask questions, engage in discussion and search for resources that serve your professional development needs.

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