Project Profiles


All community-based projects funded under the Public Health Agency of Canada’s investment, “Supporting the Health of Victims of Domestic Violence through Community Programs” meet the following investment’s objectives:

  • Support innovation in designing, delivering, and evaluating community programs that address the physical and mental health needs of victims of domestic violence and child abuse.
  • Promote the use of trauma-informed approaches that tailor information, resources, and programs in ways that take into account the violence and trauma that victims have experienced and take specific measures to avoid re-traumatizing them.
  • Develop, enhance, or expand integration across community services for victims of domestic violence and child abuse, with emphasis on collaborative models.
  • Fill gaps in information and resources as part of community-based organizations’ programs to support the health of victims of domestic violence and child abuse
  • Provide new evidence based on comprehensive evaluations with clear indicators of results so that this initiative supports the implementation of sustained effective community-level programs.

These projects offer promising programs and support for people with lived experience of violence (such as intimate partner violence and child maltreatment) in Canadian communities. Here is an overview of projects:

  1. Bounce Back League (BBL)
  2. Building Connections: A group intervention for mothers and children
  3. Building Internal Resilience Through Horses
  4. Child and Youth Mental Health: The implementation of the interRAI Collaborative Action Plans to improve outcomes for children and youth exposed to domestic violence
  5. iHEAL in Context: Testing the effectiveness of a health Promotion intervention for women who have experienced intimate partner violence
  6. Inunnguiniq (Childrearing): Developing And Piloting An Evidence-Based Intervention To Support High-Risk Families Who Experience Family Violence In Nunavut
  7. Knowledge Hub: Maximizing Impact by Connecting Research and Practice in Trauma-Informed Health Promotion
  8. MindUP for Young Children
  9. Measuring The Effects Of Shape Your Life Project On The Mental And Physical Health Outcomes Of Victims Of Domestic Violence
  10. Nato' We Ho Win
  11. The P.E.A.C.E Project (Peer Education and Connection through Empowerment)
  12. Reaching Out With Yoga
  13. Safe and Understood: Intervening with families to promote healthy child outcomes and prevent abuse recurring for young child victims of domestic violence exposure
  14. Supporting Victims and Strengthening the Health of Northern and Aboriginal Youth Experiencing Teen Dating Violence in the Northwest Territories
  15. Sole Expression: Trauma-Informed Dance Intervention
  16. STEP: Supporting the transition to and engagement in parenthood in adults who experienced maltreatment as children
  17. TransFormed:  Addressing partner violence from Two-Spirit, Nonbinary, and Trans perspectives