Backgrounders and Info Bulletins

14 Briefing Notes on Gender-Based Violence, 2016

In 2016, the Ending Violence Association of Canada (EVA Canada) developed a series of 14 Briefing Notes on gender-based violence as a resource to support the work of Status of Women Canada and Department of Justice Canada in the development of a federal strategy on gender-based violence. Click below to view any of the following […]

Revised Income Assistance Policies to Support Persons Fleeing Abuse

This CCWS Information Bulletin – Revised Income Assistance Policies to Support Persons Fleeing Abuse; March 2014 – was created by CCWS in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI). It gives service providers information about the MSDSI Persons Fleeing Abuse policy and procedure changes that provide support to people fleeing abuse […]

Safety Issues Protocol

CCWS developed this protocol in collaboration with RCMP E Division to address concerns about police practice that affects women’s safety. The Safety Issues Protocol (SIP) Information Bulletin was originally published in June 2006 and this currently available version was updated in January 2014. Download file (pdf)  

Interagency Case Assessment Teams; Collaborating to Identify Risks and Increase Safety

This backgrounder provides an overview of Interagency Case Assessment Teams (ICATs). ICATs work to appropriately share information among agencies responding to domestic violence victims through coordinated risk identification, management and safety planning. The benefits of ICATS include better identification of risk factors, proactive supports to vicitms and offenders, elimination of systemic barriers to safety, reduction […]

Confidentiality for Sexual Assault Survivors under the Age of Nineteen

This CCWS Information Bulletin is intended to clarify some of the questions about legal and policy mandates and to aid discussion when developing community or agency protocols. This Information Bulletin is based on the information available at April 30, 2012 and is for general information only. It is not intended to be and cannot be […]

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