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COVID-19 Pandemic Guidelines for  Mental Health Support of Racialized Women at Risk of Gender Based Violence
South Riverdale Community Health Centre, Nazilla Khanlou, Dr. Andrew Ssawe
The project’s overall goal is to advance trauma-informed mental health care for racialized women and girls at risk of GBV during the COVID19 pandemic. Click to read Knowledge Synthesis Report, Information Brief, Infographic, Toolkit, and Policy Brief.

Resetting Normal: Funding A Thriving Women’s Sector  
The Canadian Women’s Foundation, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Ontario Nonprofit Network, Kathleen Lahey
Resetting Normal is a series of reports on gender equality and the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. They explore risks to human rights exposed by the pandemic and propose new ways to build a gender-equal Canada in pandemic recovery efforts. This report lays out the existing erosion of women-serving agencies and gender-equity seeking groups that has created greater vulnerability for the sector, and thus for women and other vulnerable groups, in the current emergencies. 

Resetting Normal: Women, Decent Work and Canada’s Fractured Care Economy
The Canadian Women’s Foundation, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Ontario Nonprofit Network, Fay Faraday
Resetting Normal is a series of reports on gender equality and the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. They explore risks to human rights exposed by the pandemic and propose new ways to build a gender-equal Canada in pandemic recovery efforts.

Shelter Voices Special Issue: The Impact of COVID-19 On VAW Shelters and Transition Houses
Women’s Shelters Canada
This Special issue of Shelter Voices focuses on how violence against women (VAW) shelters/THs were affected by and have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes information on capacity, crisis calls, and requests for admittance, changes in violence (both severity and frequency), how COVID-19 has impacted the work of shelters/THs, how they have adapted, and what adaptations they plan to keep post-pandemic.

An Act of Local Love: Ep1 – A Crisis Like No Other 
United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin
An Act of Local Love is a 3-part video series that takes a look at some of the issues our community is facing due to COVID-19. Episode 1: A Crisis Like No Other starts at the beginning and it's meant to take you places you may not have seen or understood before. Will it make you uncomfortable? Maybe. But these are real issues facing our neighbours right now.

Stress, Interpersonal Violence and COVID-19
Learning Network
COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our lives, including our mental health. Pandemic-related stress may have an even greater impact on people who are already coping with trauma such as intimate partner violence, sexual violence or child maltreatment.

COVID-19 & Gender-Based Violence in Canada: Key Issues and Recommendations
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This document examines how COVID-19 may create pathways and barriers leading to gender-based violence and violence against women and children.  It highlights key recommendations for responding to these issues, with a specific focus on the Canadian context.  

3 Considerations for Supporting Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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This infographic offers three considerations to help women, and those supporting women, to increase their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Intimate Partner Violence in a Pandemic: COVID-19-Related Controlling Behaviours
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This infographic details how the control and intimidation tactics already used by partners who cause harm can be compounded by the use of COVID-19-related controlling behaviours.

Keep Children Safe from Online Sexual Exploitation & Abuse During the Pandemic
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This backgrounder examines potential increased risks for online sexual exploitation and abuse of children during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides strategies for parents to keep children safe.

Keeping Children Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Learning Network
This backgrounder shares important considerations and strategies for keeping children who may be at an increased risk of experiencing abuse or maltreatment safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sexual Violence and COVID-19
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This infographic shares some of the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting sexual violence.

Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Reopening
Learning Network
This brief summarizes current research and advocacy on domestic violence against women and children in the context of COVID-19 reopening, as well as policy recommendations for addressing the needs of survivors and the organizations that support them.

“More Exposed & Less Protected” in Canada: Racial Inequality as Systemic Violence During COVID-19
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This Backgrounder provides a broad summary of recent research, reporting, and advocacy on the intersections of racism and COVID-19 in Canada. It seeks to highlight some of the ways that these intersections leave Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) “more exposed and less protected” to harms during the pandemic, with a particular focus on healthcare, labour, and housing.