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This webpage is a centralized hub for resources related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) from organizations across British Columbia, as well as key national and international research. We will continue to update this webpage as further resources become available.
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Turning the Tide Together: Mass Casualty Commission Final Report


The Mass Casualty Commission was a joint public inquiry between the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia created to examine the April 2020 mass casualty in Nova Scotia. This mass casualty was one of the largest mass murders in Canadian history, in which a sole perpetrator, Gabriel Wortman, killed 22 people throughout rural Nova Scotia. A key theme throughout the report is the pervasive context of gender-based violence giving rise to the mass casualty.

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Online Course on IPV Support


This online course has been designed as a support for anyone who is concerned about people who experience intimate partner violence. Whether it is information you are seeking for yourself or because you are concerned about someone you know, it is our hope that you will find the content you need to feel supported and to take action. This course is structured into 4 lessons and will take about an hour to complete. You can stop and come back at any time.

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How to End Domestic Violence Video Series


We have created resources with the aim to educate and inform individuals on different aspects of domestic violence, including recognizing warning signs and providing support. The collection includes posters-infographics, and explainers that cover topics such as intimate partner violence, coercive control, and abuse against women in different communities. The resources are designed to be accessible to the general public and can be utilized for personal reference or in a professional setting.

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Domestic Homicide, Gender-Related Homicide, and Femicide: Making Sense of the Terms


This Backgrounder explores the terms domestic homicide, gender-related homicide, and femicide to strengthen understanding and promote prevention of these killings. Rather than competing, these terms are valuable for different reasons and serve to capture diverse phenomenon. They also share a common goal: to call attention to gender-based violence (GBV) and advocate for action to end GBV.

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Signal for Help Podcast


We know that gender-based violence is a problem, and we want to support survivors in our lives, but there’s a lot of stigma and silence around gender-based violence in our society: too many people who experience abuse are shamed, silenced, and stigmatized, and too many people don’t feel confident and competent in supporting them. This is a podcast featuring interviews with survivors and experts, we’ll explore how everyday people can better support survivors of gender-based violence.

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Promising Practices for Agencies to Engage Older Women


It can be difficult for older women to connect and find appropriate services and supports for their needs. This is because most services lack an understanding of older survivors’ needs and how to effectively support them. This infographic recommends strategies for agencies across sectors to build age-friendly and inclusive supports and services for older women experiencing violence

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Gender-related Homicide of Women and Girls in Canada


Between 2011 and 2021, police reported 1,125 gender-related homicides of women and girls in Canada. Of these homicides, two-thirds (66%) were perpetrated by an intimate partner, 28% a family member, 5% a friend or acquaintance and the remaining 1% a stranger. While the rate of gender-related homicide of women and girls has generally declined since 2001, there was a 14% increase between 2020 and 2021, marking the highest rate recorded since 2017.

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