The FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children is a joint collaboration between academics at Simon Fraser University and community and women’s organizations working at the grass-roots level. The FREDA Centre is committed to participatory action research, focused specifically on violence against women and children, and works in the interests of the community to end this violence.
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The Homeless Hub is a web-based research library and information center where community services providers, researchers, government representatives, and the general public can access and share research, stories, and best practices associated with alleviating homelessness and housing instability.
The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is an independent centre within the University of Ottawa. It comprises researchers specialized in law, social sciences and the arts. The Centre places a particular emphasis on issues of public policy concerning peace, migration and immigration, health, environment, international trade and investment, poverty and vulnerable groups.
This index provides bibliographic access to materials associated with more than 200 federal Royal Commissions that have taken place since Confederation. There are approximately 7000 items in the index that includes commission reports, briefs, submissions, evidence, working papers and other documents.
Just a Click Away is an initiative to enhance how technology can be used to deliver legal education and information to the public in Canada. The initiative features three stages: a report discussing emerging trends in how social media and web 2.0 technologies can be used to provide legal education and information; a series of webinars exploring different models to provide access online to public legal education and information; and a national conference on technology and public legal education.
The "Just Between You and Me" project was designed to provide Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) peer support to women who had experienced family violence and assess its validity as a model for PLEI delivery. The goal of the project was that the peers would then share this information within their own networks of family, co-workers and communities, using resources already developed and existing in their areas. This PDF (56 pages, 2004) is available for free download.
In February 2002, the Department of Justice Canada contracted with the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research to develop an inventory of strategies and methods used in sharing family violence law information with people living in rural areas. The inventory categorizes the various methods and makes recommendations regarding most promising practices. Ultimately this inventory is intended to serve as a blueprint for agencies that deliver family violence information in rural areas. This PDF (59 pages, 2002) is available for free download.
The Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University was established in June, 1991. The purpose of the Institute is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration in research and training in areas related to mental health law and policy.
Metropolis is an international network for comparative research and public policy development on migration, diversity, and immigrant integration in cities in Canada and around the world.
Founded in 1893, the National Council of Women of Canada is an NGO (non-governmental organization) whose mission is to improve the quality of life for women, families, and society through a forum of member organizations and individuals. Their website details current and past initiatives, including correspondence to the federal government as well as reports and press releases on a variety of topics.