Adjusting to New Life in the Prairies: Needs of
Newcomer Women Who Experience
Intimate Partner Violence
We are currently conducting research with Newcomer women and service providers 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.
seeking newcomer women in Brandon, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton to share their experiences of violence or conflict in relationships/marriage in a research study. Interviews are confidential and will be conducted in a safe location of the participant’s choosing. An honorarium of $50 will be provided to participants. Interpretation, childcare, and transportation will be arranged as needed. Contact Crystal (306-522-3573, email@example.com) with any questions.
Interviews with women are being conducted in Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton.
This project also includes focus groups with service providers. Focus groups have been completed in Regina and Saskatoon and are taking place in Fall 2018 in Brandon, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton– please contact Crystal if you are a service provider who would be willing to participate.
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 Spring 2019.