Adjusting to New Life in the Prairies: Needs of
Newcomer Women Who Experience
Intimate Partner Violence
PATHS and our partners recently conducted research with Newcomer women and service providers in three prairie provinces (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta) to consider the impact of and unique circumstances surrounding IPV on the lives of Newcomer women and their children and to determine what services are needed to ensure the safety of Newcomer families.
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 project will be completed and a final report will be available in at the end of 2019.