Resource Library

This Library contains research, promising practices, public education, and training related to violence against women and children.

The Learning Network strives to bring current, accessible, and up-to-date content to the Resource Library. We aim to link primarily to open-access research, however, at times we do link to some content we think is particularly significant but that is inaccessible due to the subscription restrictions imposed by journals and publishing companies. While we are unable to purchase access to this content, we hope that bringing awareness of this research to our readers can assist in their learning endeavours. We will continue to work on providing open-access content so that our readers can have access to the most-current and up-to-date research available.
A Focus on Family Violence in Canada (2016)

This 2016 report sheds light on a topic that can be hard to talk about: family violence. Family violence often remains hidden. Working together, the report notes that we can unravel why, when, where, how, and to whom family violence happens and improve our efforts to support healthy Canadian families.

A Focus on Family Violence in Canada (2016)

This 2016 report sheds light on a topic that can be hard to talk about: family violence. Family violence often remains hidden. Working together, the report notes that we can unravel why, when, where, how, and to whom family violence happens and improve our efforts to support healthy Canadian families.

A Focused Response to Prevent and End LGBTQ2S Youth Homelessness (2015)

This 2015 report provides six key recommendations to the Government of Alberta that were developed over the course of ten months with the support of the Provincial LGBTQ2S Working Group, whom were engaged every step of the way. The core recommendations develop a standardized model of care, which will: (a) help meet the needs of LGBTQ2S youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Alberta; and (b) ensure that this population of young people are served more appropriately across the province.

A Formidable Task: Reflections on obtaining legal empirical evidence on human trafficking in Canada (2017)

This 2017 article explores the experiences, challenges and findings of two empirical research studies examining Canada’s legal efforts to combat human trafficking. The authors outline the methodologies of their respective studies and reflect on some of the difficulties they faced in obtaining empirical data on human trafficking court cases and legal proceedings. They conclude with five recommendations to increase the transparency of Canada’s public claims about its anti-trafficking enforcement efforts and call for more empirically-based law reform.

A Framework for Ending Women's And Girls’ Homelessness (2015)

This 2015 framework is to provide municipalities across Canada a tool that they can adapt to their local setting to end homelessness for women and girls.

A Guide for Children Exposed to Violence Programs in Saskatchewan (2010)

This 2010 guide is intended to assist newly funded programs for children exposed to violence and may also serve as a resource to existing programs or to communities that want to develop new services. The guide reviews the impact of violence on children/youth, practice standards, confidentiality, community needs assessment, criminal record checks, child abuse record checks, engagement in services, benefits of group work for children/youth, recommended practices for group programs, service/program promotion, provincial resource lists, data collection, resources and curriculum guide, and program evaluation.

A guide for lesbian and bisexual women who have been affected by sexual violence (2014)

This 2014 guide is aimed at providing survivors of rape or sexual violence with information and help to find the support they need.

A Guide for Sexual Assault Survivors (n.d)

This brief guide developed by Toronto Police and Victim Services Toronto is meant to inform survivors of sexual assault about the criminal justice process.  Topics include what happens after reporting; who investigates the case and lays charges; what happens after the arrest or if the offender is not caught; a description of the court process such as the preliminary hearing, trial, testifying, and the victim impact statement; and sentencing, appeals, and parole.  A list of support services and agencies is also provided.

A Guide to Staying Safe on Facebook (2016)

This 2016 guide is a short, summary guide that provides quick and easy explanations of important settings. This information will be helpful to anyone using Facebook who is interested in increasing their privacy and security.

A Guidebook for LGBTQ2S+ and Intimate Partner Violence Service Providers in Canada (2017)

This 2017 guidebook should be used as a training and information tool for service providers within the LGBTQ2S+ community. It is important that service providers have an understanding of the implications of intimate partner violence in order to then transfer the appropriate information to victims. This guidebook covers the definitions of IPV, how to recognize instances of IPV, victims’ rights in Canada, what to expect should the victim choose to report to police, and the consequences of IPV.

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