- Our Work
Domestic homicides account for 1 in 5 murders in Canada. The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative (CDHPI) is a knowledge hub for this information to help inform promising practices in homicide prevention. The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is a five-year SSHRC partnership grant (2015-2020) that explores the unique needs of Indigenous, immigrant and refugee, rural, remote, and northern communities, and children exposed to domestic violence. PATHS is a partner organization of the CDHPIVP.
The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) launched on December 6, 2017, with the intention to bring a visible and national focus on social and state responses to femicide in Canada. As part of its activities, the CFOJA will count and track cases of femicide across the country while documenting current and ongoing responses to the killing of women and girls. According to official statistics, on average, one woman or girl is killed every second day in Canada. The CFOJA was created in response to a call from the United Nations for States to better document femicide and responses to it. The CFOJA seeks to contribute to the prevention of femicide in Canada by collecting, producing, distributing and sharing research, knowledge, ideas, education, information, resources, and strategies which can help reduce femicide and, in turn, improve the lives of girls and women in Canada. We do so because we envision a Canadian society where all women and girls are valued, respected and live free from violence.
RESOLVE Saskatchewan is part of Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse (RESOLVE), a tri-prairie research network that co-ordinates and supports research aimed at ending violence, especially violence involving girls and women. The RESOLVE network is funded by the PrairieAction Foundation and is affiliated with the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, and Brandon University.