CFICE’s Violence Against Women Hub
Senator Kim Pate, Past ED,
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Diana Majury, Professor of Law
Led by a Steering Committee of key activist scholars (both community and academic), the Violence Against Women (VAW) hub funds collaborative demonstration projects that seek to combat violence against women locally and nationally.
Through these demonstration projects, the VAW hub determines the best models of practice in community-academic partnerships
One major goal of the VAW hub is to help create Canadian-wide community-campus partnerships to work towards better legal and public policies related to violence against women in Canada.
The VAW hub works from the position that:
- VAW is a large-scale, deeply rooted systemic social problem;
- Addressing VAW requires a new approach as VAW incidents continue to remain high; and
- Partnered research can create better public understanding of the complexities of violence against women
The VAW hub Steering Committee includes:
Kim Pate, CAEFS
Diana Majury, Carleton University
Diane Matte, CLES
Lee Lakeman, CASAC
Sunny Marriner, Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC)
Leighann Burns, Harmony House and Action Research Change
Charlene Senn, University of Windsor
Barbara MacQuarrie, University of Western Ontario
Gail Gallagher, NWAC
Bonnie Brayton, DAWN
Laurie S. Alphonse, DAWN
Holly Johnson, University of Ottawa
Violence Against Women News, Resources, and Research
Check out the VAW Hub’s news, resources, and research below.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Job Opportunity: Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies – Apply by September 15, 2016
Mount Saint Vincent University is seeking a candidate for the Nancy’s Chair in Women's Studies. Nancy’s Chair was established at Mount Saint Vincent University to advance the equality and status of women through teaching, research, and community and professional service. The Chair is named in honour of Nancy Ruth, feminist and activist. The...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Humans of CFICE: Anna Przednowek
by Shannon Ing, CFICE Volunteer As part of our celebrations for International Women's day, we're featuring one of our many smart and hard-working female CFICE researchers for this month's Humans of CFICE piece: Anna Przednowek. Anna Przednowek is a PhD Candidate at Carleton University’s School of Social Work and CFICE’s current Violence...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Video: Kim Pate, VAW Hub Co-lead, Awarded Honourary Degree
On June 14, Violence Against Women (VAW) Hub's community co-lead, Kim Pate, was awarded an honourary degree by Carleton University. According to Carleton University, Kim Pate was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, "in recognition of her tireless efforts and outstanding leadership in promoting human rights for women within the...
Monday, February 1, 2016
Addressing Sexual Violence on Campuses Requires Community Collaboration
by Anna Przednowek, PhD student in Social Work, VAW Hub RA On Tuesday January 19th, 2016, the Carleton University community with the support of every Carleton faculty and the Office of the Vice-President (Students and Enrollment) plus numerous campus institutes, departments, associations, and centres was invited to a screening of the documentary...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
VAW Hub calls for NWAC leadership position in National Inquiry
by Anna Przednowek, PhD student in Social Work, VAW Hub RA Recently, CFICE's Violence Against Women (VAW) hub community leaders and senior scholars commended Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a formal letter, for committing to hold a National Inquiry into Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The VAW hub participants called upon Prime...
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Action is needed to fight violence against women
by Amy Richardson, CFICE Communications RA Even though it was 26 years ago we still remember the shootings at École Polytechnique. Today, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we remember the 14 women who died in Montréal on Dec. 6th, 1989, as well as the many other women who...
Friday, November 27, 2015
Elizabeth Fry Societies denied standing at Sask. inquiry into aboriginal woman’s death
According to an article by the CBC, the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, an organization that advocates for the rights of women and girls in the justice system, has been refused access to participate in an inquest into the controversial death of an aboriginal woman who died while in a federal prison hospital....
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Carleton University's monthly community magazine has published two articles that you may find interesting. One features the KMb Game that was created by research assistants in the KM Hub. This game is aimed to teach newcomers to knowledge mobilization about knowledge mobilization, as well as create a shared learning experience. The other article...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
CFICE Violence Against Women Hub Co-Lead Receives Honourary Degree from Carleton
Carleton University awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, "in recognition of her tireless efforts and outstanding leadership in promoting human rights for women within the justice system" to Kim Pate, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, and co-lead of the Violence Against Women Hub of...