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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

`What's New with GBV

November 19, 2023

Le Centre Sheraton Hotel, Montreal

On the afternoon of Sunday November 19 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM (lunch will be included), the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Strategy Project is hosting a forum about GBV responses in agencies when working with newcomers, immigrants, and refugees using a trauma-informed and survivor centred approach.

For more information about the event, click the pdf link

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.

For more information, click the pdf link

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

For more information, see the Organizational Framework page

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

GBV Bridges to Safety

Jan 8 , 2024

GBV Bridges to Safety

Apr 23 , 2024

GBV Bridges to Safety

Jul 16 , 2024

GBV Bridges to Safety

Oct 22 , 2024

GBV Bridges to Safety

Jan 21, 2025

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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