With funding from Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Strategy Project Team launched its national strategy for settlement organizations this month. The strategy aims to build a common base of knowledge and coordinate responses to GBV between the settlement and anti-violence sectors. It offers five key priorities for front-line workers who provide programs and services for newcomers, immigrants, and refugees across Canada.
Service providers who engage with diverse communities or offer settlement support to newcomers are often the first point of contact, therefore, it is essential to have culturally responsive knowledge and skills to effectively support clients. Working in partnership across sectors increases our ability to expand our knowledge base, access information about GBV resources, and to better serve individuals and families experiencing violence.
Gender-Based Violence affects everyone. It crosses all socio-economic backgrounds, races, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and occupations. We all have a role to play in ending Gender-Based Violence. You can access the full strategy here: https://www.ngbv.ca
The Project Team is a collaborative partnership between:
CISSA-ACSEI, The Canadian Immigrant Settlement Sector Alliance –Alliance canadienne du secteur de l’établissement des immigrants
EVA CANADA, Ending Violence Association of Canada
OCASI, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
YMCA of Greater Halifax Dartmouth-Immigrant Services