Bilateral agreements to end gender-based violence

The Government of Canada made an investment of $539.3 million over five years as part of Budget 2022 to enable provinces and territories to supplement and enhance services and supports within their jurisdictions to prevent gender-based violence and support survivors.

Women and Gender Equality Canada worked with provincial and territorial governments to establish bilateral agreements that support each jurisdictions’ work to end gender-based violence.

These bilateral agreements are flexible in addressing each jurisdiction’s respective challenges, needs, and priorities under the five pillars and foundation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, guiding the efforts to end gender-based violence from coast to coast to coast.Footnote 1

Provincial and territorial actions to end gender-based violence 

As part of the bilateral agreements, provincial and territorial governments have established actions that will be undertaken in their jurisdictions to address gender-based violence. These provincial and territorial actions will be published annually throughout the duration of their agreement. This approach will allow provinces and territories to remain responsive to the evolving needs of, and emerging issues, for victims and survivors of gender-based violence.

Tracking results

As part of the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, federal, provincial, and territorial governments are working together to monitor the results and impacts of actions through the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence. Read the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence expected results framework. A national report will be made publicly available on an annual basis to show progress, starting in fall 2024.

Explore the agreements to discover the details on each jurisdiction's plan to work towards a Canada free of gender-based violence.


Below is the list of bilateral agreements and announcements with provincial and territorial governments.

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