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Access resources from the VEGA (Violence, Evidence, Guidance, Action) Project to assist providers in recognizing and responding safely to family violence. Online content is aimed at health care and social service providers, including students and those in practice.

Women’s Shelters Canada
This network is a national forum to represent leaders and members of women’s shelters from provinces, territories and aboriginal organizations. This network helps to create opportunities for members and their member shelters to come together, exchange ideas, learn from one another and share resources.

Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) CREVAWC facilitates the collaboration of individuals, groups and institutions representing the community to pursue research questions and training opportunities to understand and prevent violence and abuse.  The Centre is committed to the development and application of knowledge for the prevention of violence against women and children through promoting innovation, collaboration and equality.

Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA)
CNPEA is a national non-profit organization focused on elder abuse prevention and response. CNPEA works at the local, regional, provincial/territorial and national levels to connect people and organizations foster the exchange of reliable information and advance program and policy development on issues related to preventing abuse of older adults.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
CAMH is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

CIHR Institute Centre for Intercultural Research on Prevention of Gender Violence 
The Centre focuses on migrating minorities through a novel approach that links Aboriginal and immigrant groups in cities with their home communities. The Centre will generate proposals for intervention research with partner communities of origin and with urban groups.

Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC)
The Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC) is the voice for vulnerable children in Canada and is a national, membership-based organization dedicated to promoting the protection and well-being of vulnerable children, youth and their families. The CWLC has members from all provinces and territories and includes a wide variety of service agencies, community groups, provincial/territorial governments, associations, universities and child advocates. 

FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children
The FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children is a joint collaboration between academics at Simon Fraser University and community women’s organizations working at the grass-roots level. The FREDA Centre is committed to participatory action research, focused specifically on violence against women and children and works in the interest of the community to end violence.

Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research
The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre is affiliated with the University of New Brunswick and focuses on conduct and encourages practice and policy-relevant research on family violence and violence against women and children.

Native Women’s Association of Canada
The Native Women's Association of Canada’s (NWAC) goal is to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Métis women within First Nation, Métis and Canadian societies.

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
Pauktuutit fosters greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, advocates for equality and social improvements, and encourages their participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada.

Prevention of Violence Canada (POVC)
Prevention of Violence Canada (POVC) is an alliance of public health practitioners, researchers, educators, organizations and individuals working to foster national action to prevent violence guided by a strategic plan for Canada.

Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet)
PREVNet is a national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to stop bullying in Canada. Through education, research, training and policy change, PREVNet aims to stop the violence caused by bullying - so every child can grow up happy, healthy and safe.

Research and Education for Solutions to End Violence and Abuse (RESOLVE)
RESOLVE Saskatchewan is 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 affiliated with the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, and Brandon University.

SHIFT: The Project to End Domestic Violence
Shift's goal is to significantly reduce and prevent domestic violence. The name Shift represents the spirit of this innovative project designed to create transformational change using a primary prevention approach to stop first-time victimization and perpetration of domestic violence.  It is affiliated with the University of Calgary.

The Alliance of Canadian Research Centres on Violence
The Alliance of Canadian Research Centres on Violence exists to build community and academic partnerships to carry out research and public education to eliminate violence against women and children, and family violence.

Violence Prevention Alliance (International)
The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is a network of World Health Organization Member States, international agencies and civil society organizations working to prevent violence. VPA participants share an evidence-based public health approach that targets the risk factors leading to violence and promotes multi-sectoral cooperation. Participants are committed to implement the recommendations of the World report on violence and health. 

White Ribbon Campaign
White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls and promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Through education, awareness-raising, outreach, technical assistance, capacity building, partnerships and creative campaigns, White Ribbon is helping create tools, strategies and models that challenge negative, outdated concepts of manhood and inspire men to understand and embrace the incredible potential they have to be a part of positive change.

World Health Organization: Violence Prevention
The WHO works with partners to prevent violence through scientifically credible strategies that are conceived and implemented in relation to causes at the levels of the individual, family, community and society. This website provides information to further resources and reports completed by the WHO and other partners about preventing violence.

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