The FREDA Centre is a Partner Organization of the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations, a five-year project funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to conduct research on domestic homicides in Canada, identify protocols and strategies that will reduce risk, and to share this knowledge with the wider community.

The goal of the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is to create a partnership that will foster collaborative, cross-sectoral research to identify unique individual and community-level risk factors that may increase exposure to domestic violence and homicide for particular populations. The specific outcome that will be addressed throughout the duration of the partnership will be the development of enhanced evidence-based information about effective risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning strategies to prevent lethal domestic violence for these groups and their communities.

The CDHPIVP is co-led by Drs. Peter Jaffe (Western University) and Myrna Dawson (University of Guelph). The FREDA Centre is working closely with the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC), the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence (CSSLRV), the Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC), and the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI) as part of the Immigrant and Refugee Populations Research Team, co-led by Drs. Kate Rossiter (SFU & EVA BC), Mohammed Baobaid (MRCSSI), and Randy Kropp (SFU). Research Assistants for this Research Team include Sarah Yercich (The FREDA Centre, SFU), Abir Al Jamal (MRCSSI), and Randal David (Western University). Dr. Margaret Jackson (Director of The FREDA Centre, SFU) is a Project Collaborator.


Key Informants Online Survey Research Project

The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is conducting a research project to collect information on risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning for four populations identified as experiencing increased vulnerability for domestic homicide: (1) Indigenous; (2) Immigrants and refugees; (3) Rural, remote, and northern populations; (4) children exposed to domestic violence.

The CDHPIVP is looking for people who provide legal, health, educational, advocacy or social services to individuals dealing with domestic violence as victims, perpetrators or children living with domestic/intimate partner violence to complete a brief, confidential online survey about your work, the groups you serve, and the tools you use.

If you agree to participate in this research, you will be asked to respond to a series of online survey questions. The survey is 12 questions long and we anticipate will take you 7-10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be kept confidential and will only be presented in aggregate form. At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you are interested in participating in a 30-60 minute interview by phone or by Skype in the coming months.

To learn more and complete the survey, please go to

Please share this information – the survey will remain open from January 4, 2017 to February 28, 2017.

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