What is violence and abuse?

Information on the forms and rates of family violence and abuse in Canada and the health, social and economic impacts.

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Learn about family violence

Learn about types, rates, impacts and prevention of family violence in Canada.

What is family violence?

Understand how to recognize violence between family members or people in intimate partner relationships.

Forms of violence and abuse against woman and girls

Get information on forms of violence, including physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse. Also know what actions can lead to criminal charges in Canada.

How big is the family violence problem in Canada?

Find rates and statistics related to different forms of family violence in Canada.

Economic impacts of violence

Discover the economic impacts of violence in Canada, including health and social costs.

Health problems and social impacts created by family violence

Examine the short-term and long-term health and social problems caused by family violence in Canada.

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