Adjusting to New Life in the Prairies: Needs of
Newcomer Women Who Experience
Intimate Partner Violence
Research is currently underway in Regina.
We are currently seeking newcomer women to share their experiences in a research study. Interviews are confidential. An honorarium will be provided to participants. Interpretation, childcare, and transportation will be arranged as needed. Click here to see the poster which provides more detail. Contact Crystal (306-522-3573, firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
We are also seeking service providers (shelters, counseling agencies, settlement services, newcomer-serving agencies, etc.) to participate in focus groups. Contact Crystal (306-522-3573, email@example.com) for more information.
Research is also being conducted in Saskatoon, Brandon, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton- details to be shared soon. Please email Crystal if you would like to participate or be informed of any updates.
This project is funded by the Prairieaction Foundation. Working on this project are Anahit Falihi (Saskatoon Open Door/ University of Saskatchewan), Dr. Ailsa Watkinson (University of Regina), Dr. Daniel Kikulwe (University of Regina), Dr. Michael Baffoe (University of Manitoba), Dr. David Este (University of Calgary), and Crystal Giesbrecht (PATHS). Community partners are Mount Carmel Clinic Multicultural Wellness Program (Manitoba), Immigrant Services Calgary (Alberta), and Saskatoon Open Door (Saskatchewan).
The research team is also reaching out to intimate partner violence shelters and services and newcomer service providers to refer newcomer women to participate in interviews and to be listed as a referral agency to offer follow-up support, should newcomer women request, following participation in the research.
For more information, please contact Crystal Giesbrecht, Director of Research and Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.