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Contacts for Media and the Public

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES - Pertice Moffitt, Aurora College - 867-920-3062 or  PMoffitt@auroracollege.nt.ca; Lyda Fuller, YWCA, 867-920-2777 (ext. 310) or lyda@ywcanwt.ca

ALBERTA - Sylvia Barton, University of Alberta - 780-492-6253 or sylvia.barton@ualberta.ca

SASKATCHEWAN - Mary Hampton, Luther College, University of Regina - 306-585-4826 or   mary.hampton@uregina.ca; Darlene Juschka, University of Regina - 306-585-5280 or darlene.juschka@uregina.ca

MANITOBA - Cheryl Fraehlich, RESOLVE Manitoba - 204-474-8965 or cheryl.fraehlich@umanitoba.ca

Institutional Commentary

Aurora College: Jane Murray, Senior Manager, Communications: 867-872-7021 or jmurray@auroracollege.nt.ca

University of Alberta, University Relations contact, Office of the Vice President: 780-492-4419

University of Regina Communications: 306-337-2452 or communications@uregina.ca; External Relations: 306-585-4024 or toll free 1-877-779-4723 or external.relations@uregina.ca

University of Manitoba External Relations: 204-480-1440

 

Results are in....

The information in the following documents has been anonymized to protect the identity of individuals and communities.  The information may be used by researchers and other members of the public with permission of the lead researcher as cited on the document.  Information from research papers must be cited appropriately depending on discipline  Individual researchers may be reached using the contacts listed above.

Please note, all maps come with a Public Map Distribution form that has information about the map, the process by which the map was created, and its limitations.  This form must accompany all map use.

 

Presentations and Documents

Northwest Territories

Aurora Research Institute on Intimate Partner Violence in the NWT. This video comes as part of the extensive research by Dr. Pertice Moffitt and Heather Fikowski. Watch this awesome video and look for folks you know!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTq41EyZQYA&feature=youtu.be

 2016 - Ledge Talks - Frontline Workers' Perspectives (PDF Document)

2015 - Northwest Territories Presentation - Team Meeting (PowerPoint Presentation)

 Alberta

2015 - Alberta Presentation - Team Meeting (PowerPoint Presentation)

Report to the Community (click here for full report)

This report to the community describes the research project, generally, as well as the findings that have enhanced our understanding of effective community response to intimate partner violence (IPV) in rural and northern regions of Alberta. IPV service providers from 10 rural and northern communities in Alberta participated through interviews and focus groups. This report outlines the needs of women who experience IPV and the gaps in meeting these needs. It also includes the visions of participants toward creating and sustaining nonviolent communities in Alberta. A number of valuable recommendations were developed to guide future directions and initiatives at front-line and community levels, as well as beyond. By involving stakeholders in this research from the beginning, it is our hope that the research findings are usable and that the sharing of them in the form of this report will mobilize the information, ultimately leading to policy changes. Service providers in all of our focus communities were eager to share not only their concerns and frustrations with systemic and budgetary issues, but they were also eager to share their ideas, recommendations for change, present experiences and hopes for the future. While enormous strides have been made in assisting women experiencing IPV in Alberta, our rural and northern communities are underfunded in a number of human services sectors, such as prioritizing context-specific IPV prevention and intervention initiatives. It is our sincere desire to continue to work towards nonviolent communities by implementing these recommendations for change and we look to you for your assistance in finding ways to do so.

2016 - Alberta Presentation - Team Meeting (PowerPoint Presentation)

Saskatchewan

2016 - Saskatchewan Presentation - Team Meeting (PowerPoint Presentation)

2016 Team Meeting - M. Wuerch - Responding to IPV: Experiences of service providers in rural and northern communities  (PowerPoint Presentation)

Manitoba

Fraehlich, C. (2014).  Met with Harmony Project's Coordinated Community Response Sub-Committee in Portage to share information about the project and attend Harmony Project Community Forum.

Fraehlich, C. (2014).  Seeking safety in rural and northern regions of Canada: Rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence.  Harmony Project Community Forum, October 24, Portage la Prairie, MB.

Fraehlich, C. (2015, January).  Women seeking safety in rural and northern regions of Canada.  Presentation to staff of Family Violence Prevention Program, Manitoba Family Services, Winnipeg, MB.

Fraehlich, C. (2015, January).  Women seeking safety in rural and northern regions of Canada.  Presentation to staff of Victim Services, Manitoba Justice, Winnipeg, MB.

2015 - Manitoba Presentation - Team Meeting (PowerPoint Presentation)

2016 - Manitoba Presentation - Team Meeting (PowerPoint Presentation)

Northwest Territories

2016 - Northwest Territories Presentation - Team Meeting (PowerPoint Presentation)

2017 - NWT Final Report - Hearing about the Realities of Intimate Partner Violence in the Northwest Territories from Frontline Service Providers: Final Report

Maps

Anyone wishing to use these maps must ask permission from the research team who will provide a Public Map Distribution Form. 

AB - IPV Incidents - 2009-2010  Public Map Distribution Form

SK - IPV Incidents/Shelters in Saskatchewan - 2009-2010  SK Public Map Distribution Form

 

Knowledge Transfer - Papers, Presentations, References

2012
AB

  • Barton, S., Brochu, B., McBride, D., and Letourneau, N. (2012, November).  Rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence in Canada.  Presented at the ICOWH 19th International Congress on "Women's Health 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.  (Oral presentation presented by Barton)

NWT

  • Moffitt, P. (Spring, 2012). Research notes: Rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence. Northern Public Affairs Magazine, 1, 62.

  • Moffitt, P. (2012, August).  Intimate partner violence in the Canadian circumpolar north: Perspectives from a literature review and a media watch in the Northwest Territories.  Presented at the 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Fairbanks, AK.

  • Moffitt, P. and Mauricio, M.  (2012, August). Intimate partner violence in the Canadian Territories. Presented at the 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Fairbanks, AK.

2013

AB

  • Barton, S., Brochu, B., McBride, D., Letourneau, N., and Hungler, K. (2013, October). Rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence in Canada - An Alberta perspective.  Presented at RESOLVE Research Day, Calgary, AB. (Oral paper presented by Barton and Hungler)

  • Barton, S., Hungler, K., Thummapol, O., Guimaraes, S. and Preto, R. (2013, October). Locating qualitative analysis in a community university research alliance focused on intimate partner violence. Presented at the Qualitative Health Research Conference, Halifax, NS.(Oral paper presented by Barton)

  • Barton, S., Hungler, K., Brochu, B., McBride, D., Letourneau, N., and Thummapol, O. (2013, November). Creating a rural and northern community response action plan for intimate partner violence across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and NWT.  Poster presented at the 27th Annual Margaret Scott Wright Research Day, Edmonton, AB.

NWT

  • Moffitt, P., Fikowski, H., Mauricio, M., and Mackenzie, A. (2013). Intimate partner violence in the Canadian territorial north: perspectives from a literature review and a media watch. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, S72: 21209.

  • P. Moffitt and H. Fikowski (2013, October). Mapping rural and northern response to intimate partner violence.  Presented at the Qualitative Health Research Conference, Halifax, NS.

  • Moffitt, P. & Fikowski, H. (2013, October).  Northern community response to intimate partner violence: Perspectives from the Northwest Territories.  Presented at RESOLVE Research Day, Calgary, AB.

  • Moffitt, P. & Fikowski, H. (2013, October).   GIS Maps of Resources from Environmental Scan.  Presented at RESOLVE Research Day, Calgary, AB.

  • Moffitt, P. (2013).  Invited Facilitator, Roundtable Discussion on Intimate Partner Violence, CRHRS, Prince George, BC.

2014

AB

  • Mailloux, S., Hungler, K., Barton, S., Brochu, B., McBride, D., and Letourneau, N. (2014, October). Examining rural and remote community responses to intimate partner violence. Presented at the Provincial Family Violence Treatment Program 2014 Knowledge Sharing Forum, Nisku-Leduc, AB. (oral paper presented by Mailloux and Hungler)

  • Barton, S., Hungler, K., and Mevawala, A. (2014, November).  Rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence: A focus on qualitative interviews with service providers.  Poster presentation, 28th Annual Margaret Scott Wright Research Day,  Edmonton, AB. (poster presented by Barton)

SK

  • Juschka, D. (2014).  Rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence - project overview. Presented to the University of Regina Faculty Association Status of Women Luncheon.

  • Juschka, D. (2014).  Best and worst places to live for women in Canada. Interview by Metro Newspaper, Regina, SK.

  • Juschka, D. (2014).  Saskatchewan update: Rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence, RESOLVE Newsletter, May.

  • Zederayko, A. (2014, October).  Frustration: An exploration of data from service providers for victims of IPV.  RESOLVE Research Day, Winnipeg, MB.

  • Juschka, D. and Hampton, M. (2014, October).  Mapping parameters and gaps: Rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence.  RESOLVE Research Day, Winnipeg, MB.

  • Zederayko, A.  (2014). Saskatchewan Update: Rural.  RESOLVE Newsletter, September.

  • Juschka, D. (2014).  Saskatchewan Update: Rural and Northern Response to Intimate Partner Violence.  RESOLVE Newsletter, December.

MB

  • Fraehlich, C. and Giacomin, G. (2014, October).  Exploring the service gaps and barriers: Challenges for women who experience IPV in rural and northern areas.  RESOLVE Research Day, Winnipeg, MB.

  • Fraehlich, C. (2014, October).  Seeking safety in rural and northern regions of Canada.  Integrated Approaches, Intimate Partner Violence Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB. 

NWT

  • Moffitt, P. (2014).  Rural and northern response to intimate partner violence: Reporting on the NWT.  Presented to PHARE students and faculty.

  • Moffitt, P. (2014). Investigating community response to intimate partner violence in the Northwest Territories. RESOLVE Newsletter, February.

  • Moffitt, P. (2014).  The Contextual issues of intimate partner violence in the Northwest Territories.  RESOLVE Research Day, Winnipeg, MB, November.

  • Moffitt, P. (2014).  Rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence. Presentation at the Science Showcase, Yellowknife, NT, November.

  • Moffitt, P. (2014).  Intimate partner violence in the Northwest Territories.  NWT Science Showcase, Yellowknife, NT, November.

  • Moffitt, P.  (2014).  Rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence.  Presented at the Coalition Against Family Violence , NWT Status of Women, Yellowknife, NT.

  • Moffitt, P. (2014).  Northern community response to intimate partner violence in the Northwest Territories.  Safety and Health in Agriculture and Rural Populations (SHARP), Saskatoon, SK.

2015

AB

  • Hungler, K. Mailloux, S., Barton, S., Brochu, B., McBride, D., and Letourneau, N. (2015).  Examining rural/remote community responses to IPV. Presentation to Alberta Justice and Solicitor General staff, Edmonton, AB, January. (presented by Hungler)

  • Hungler, K. Mailloux, S., Barton, S., Brochu, B., McBride, D., and Letourneau, N. (2015).  Examining rural/remote community responses to IPV. Presentation to the Family Violence Police Advisory Committee, Edmonton, AB, March. (presented by Hungler and Mailloux)

  • Hungler, K., Barton, S., Brochu, B., McBride, D., Letourneau, N., and Mailloux, S. (2015). Responding effectively to intimate partner violence in rural and northern regions of Canada. Presented at the Exploring Challenges/Creating Solutions (Edmonton Police Services/Victim Services) Conference, Edmonton, AB, October. (oral presentation by Millford)

  • Hungler, K., Barton, S. Brochu, B. McBride, D., Letourneau, N. and Mailloux, S. (2015).  Rural and northern service provider response to intimate partner violence in Alberta.  Poster Presentation at the 15th Annual Diverse Voices Family Violence Conference, Edmonton, AB, November. (poster presented by Hungler)

  • Barton, S., Hungler, K., McBride, D., Letourneau, N., & Mailloux, S. (2015).  Alberta Research Project Report for Provincial Stakeholders: Rural and Northern Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence.  Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta.  December.  Funded by Social Sciences& Humanities Research Council/Community University Research Alliance (SSHRC/CURA), Five Year Team Grant: March 1, 2011-February 28, 2016. © Copyright, Alberta, 2015. Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta.  All rights Reserved.  A PDG copy of the report is available at: http://www2.uregina.ca/ipv/research.html

SK

MB

  • Fraehlich, C. (2015). Rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence: Year 1 and 2 findings.  Presentation to Victim Services, Winnipeg, MB.

  • Fraehlich, C. (2015).  Rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence: Year 1 and 2 findings. Presentation to Family Violence Prevention, Winnipeg, MB.

  • Fraehlich, C. and N. Leeson (2015, October).  "There's no secrets": Confidentiality as a barrier to seeking help.  Presentation at RESOLVE Research Day, Regina, SK.

NWT

  • Fikowski, H. and Moffitt, P. (2015, September). Narratives of northern community response to intimate partner violence through focus groups and disruptive methods.  Presented at the 14th Conference of the Canadian Rural Health Society, Edmonton, AB.

  • Fikowski, H. and Moffitt, P. (2015).  Northern community response to intimate partner violence.  Teleconference with Yukon Victim Service workers.

  • Fikowski, J. & Moffitt, P. (2015).  Narratives of frontline workers' community response to intimate partner violence in the NWT.  14th Conference of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society, Edmonton, AB.

  • Fikowski, H. & Moffitt, P. (2015).  Narratives of frontline workers to community response to intimate partner violence in the NWT.  14th Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS) Conference, Edmonton, AB.

  • Moffitt, P. & Cash, P. (2015).  Language and intimate partner violence.  Webinar, InspireNet.

  • Moffitt, P. & Fikowski, H. (2015).  Shadows, silence and secrets: A narrative of an isolated community's response to intimate partner violence.  Qualitative Health Research Conference, Toronto, ON.

  • Moffitt, P. and Fikowski, H. (2015).  Researchers aiming to identify, eliminate intimate partner violence in NWTNorthern Journal, September 28. http://norj.ca/2015/09/researchers-aiming-to-identify-eliminate-intimate-partner-violence-in-nwt/

  • Fikowski, H. & Moffitt, P. (2015).  Community response to intimate partner violence north of 60.  Safety School Poster Presentation.  Family Violence Awareness Week, Yellowknife, NT.

  • Moffitt, P. (2015).  Nadia's victory normalizes domestic violence.  NewsNorth, Yellowknife, NT.

  • Carmichael, D. (2015).  Researchers aiming to identify, eliminate intimate partner violence in the NWT (Moffitt, Fikowski interview).  Northern Journal Fort Smith, NT, September.

  • Leonard, M. (2015).  Research, activism leads to 'wisewoman' (Moffitt interview).  Yellowknifer, Yellowknife, NT, March.

  • Moffitt, P. (2015).  New map shows clear picture of domestic violence in NWT.  CBC North, Yellowknife, NT, September.

2016

AB

  • Barton, S., Hungler, K., McBride, D., Letourneau, N., & Mailloux, S. (2016). Alberta Research Project Report for Provincial Stakeholders: Rural and Northern Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence. Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta.

  • Barton, S., Milford, L., McBride, D., Letourneau, N., Mailloux, S., & Mevawala, A. (2016).  Finding Solutions Together: Rural and Northern Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence in Alberta.  Canada 21st Conference of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI), October 26-28.  Melbourne, AUS.  (oral paper presented by Barton)

  • Barton, S., Milford, K., McBride, D., Letourneau, N., Mailloux, S. & Thummapol, O. (2016).  Cultural Transitions in Rural and Northern Canada: Finding Solutions through New Care Directions for Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence.  International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) International Symposium, September 15 & 16.  Canterbury, UK.  (Poster presented by Barton - awarded best poster out of 58)

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  • Mailloux, S., McBride, S., Milford, K., Barton, S., & Letourneau, N. (Under review) Bridging the Gap: Principles and Practice Recommendations for Supporting Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence in Rural and Northern Alberta. Journal of Family Violence.

  • Barton, S., Milford, K., McBride, D., Letourneau, N., Mailloux, S., & Hampton, M. (Under review). Exploring Rural and Northern Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence in Alberta, Canada. Social Sciences & Medicine.

  • Barton, S., Hungler, K., McBride, D., Letourneau, N., & Mailloux, S. (2016). Rural and Northern Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence, Alberta: Overview of a Research Project and Findings. RESOLVE Newsletter, RESOLVE Office, University of Calgary, AB.

  • Barton, S., Hungler, K., McBride, D., Letourneau, N., & Mailloux, S. (2016). Rural and Northern Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence, Alberta: Overview of Current Success and Recommendations for Change. RESOLVE Newsletter, RESOLVE Office, University of Calgary, AB.


SK

  • Juschka, D. (2016). Rural and Northern Community Response To Intimate Partner Violence. 2016 Stops to violence fall member gathering, Wanuskewin, SK, Oct 14.

  • Hampton, M. R., Hackett, P., Piwowar, J., Delaney, D., Wuerch, M. A., & Bell, P. (submitted). Mapping Intimate Partner Violence and Resources in Rural and Northern Communities of the Canadian Prairie Provinces and Northwest Territories. Pending submission to the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

  • Wuerch, M. (2016, June).  Responding to intimate partner violence: Experiences of service providers in rural and northern communities.  Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Victoria, BC.

  • Wuerch, M., Zorn, K., Juschka, D., & Hampton, M. R. (2016). Responding to intimate partner violence: Challenges faced among service providers in northern communities. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-2.

  • Hamilton, Charles. (2016, May 2). "'This was domestic violence': One year after horrific murder-suicide in Tisdale, sister fighting for change". Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Retrieved from http://thestarphoenix.com/news/crime/this-was-domestic-violence-one-year-after-horrific-murder-suicide-in-tisdale-sister-fighting-for-change.

  • Hamilton, Charles. (2016, May 2). “’This was domestic violence': One year after horrific murder-suicide in Tisdale, sister fighting for change". Regina Leader Post. Retrieved from http://www.leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/27this+domestic+violence+year+after+horrific+murder/11890750/story.html

  • Barton, S., Milford, K., McBride, D., Letourneau, N., Mailloux, S., & Hampton, M. (Under review). Exploring Rural and Northern Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence in Alberta, Canada. Social Sciences & Medicine.

MB

  • Delaney, D. (2016).  The potential for real income security to reduce violence in rural and northern Manitoba.  Paper presented at the 15th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress 2016, Winnipeg, MB.

  • Fraehlich, C., & Peters, O. (2016, November).  "Teach them when they're young": Creating change to reduce intimate partner violence in rural and northern Manitoba communities.  RESOLVE Research Day 2016, Calgary, AB.

NWT

  • Moffitt, P., & Fikowski, H. (April 6, 2016). Research about Intimate Partner violence in the Northwest Territories. Whitehorse, YK: CBC North Radio Midday.

  • Moffitt, P. (2016).  Remoteness in the Northwest Territories: A barrier for IPV survivors.  Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference, Kelowna, BC, October.

  • Moffitt, P. (2016).  Untying the forces and moving forward: Perspectives on intimate partner violence from frontline workers in the NWT.  RESOLVE Research Day, Calgary, AB, October.

  • Moffitt, P. & Fikowksi, H. (2016).  Mapping rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence.  Transforming Health Care in Remote Communities Conference, Edmonton, AB.

  • Crosbie, L. (2016). Mapping partner violence. Maclean’s 2016 College Guide, 44-45.

  • Thatcher, A. (2016).  "Their hands are tied": Combating intimate partner violence in remote towns.  RCMP Gazette, 78(2) 8.

  • Moffitt, P. & Fikowski, H. (2016).  Research about intimate partner violence in the Northwest Territories.  CBC North Radio Midday, Whitehorse, Yukon, April.

  • Moffitt, P., Fuller, L., Phaneuf, L. & Denning, B. (2016).  Intimate partner violence in the NWT.  CKLB Morning Show (Radio) with Avery Zingel.

  • Moffitt, P. & Fikowski, H. (2016).  Oral presentation and dialogue - 4 presentations.  Service Providers, Fort Smith, Hay River, Tuktoyuktuk, Inuvik, NT.

  • Moffitt, P. & Fikowski, H. (2016). Ndilo Community Fair - booth and interactive questions.

2017

AB

  • Barton, S., Milford, K., McBride, D., Letourneau, N., Mailloux, S., & Hampton, M. (submitted).  Exploring rural and northern community responses to intimate partner violence in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Family Violence.

SK

  • Zorn, K.G., Wuerch, M.A., Faller, N. & Hampton, M. (2017, February).  Perspectives on regional differences and intimate partner violence in Canada: A qualitative examination.  Journal of Family Violence.

  • Kubik, W., & Knuttila, E. (2017, June).  Rural and remote response to intimate partner violence in Canada.  Interpersonal Violence Interventions - Social and Cultural Perspectives, 2nd International Conference, Jyväskylä, Finland.

 

Q & A with Dr. Mary Hampton....

How serious is the problem of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in Saskatchewan?
The little Canadian research that exists suggests there is a higher rate of domestic homicides in rural and northern communities. This is especially relevant to Saskatchewan which is a highly rural province: 36 per cent of Saskatchewan is considered rural compared to the Canadian average of 20 per cent. In addition, due to the geographical focus of our research, we will pay particular attention to the unique experience of Aboriginal communities and have strong Aboriginal guidance.

The news release says Saskatchewan has higher than average rates of IPV than other provinces. How much higher?
Compared to the Canadian average of 68 per 100,000, rates of sexual assault in Saskatchewan are 125 per 100,000 (StatsCan 2007). SK leads the country in numbers of women using shelters to escape sexual violence.

The rates of spousal homicide are 8.4 per million spouses in Saskatchewan compared to the Canadian average of 4.8 per million (Canadian Centre for Justice).Rates of Intimate Partner Violence are 9% in Saskatchewan compared to 7% across Canada (StatsCan, 2004). Women are still 3 to 5 times more likely than men to be victims of spousal homicide. The majority of these reported incidents are in rural areas, putting Saskatchewan women at a higher risk possibly due to our large rural population.

Is one group more at risk than others?
Despite sustained research into intimate partner violence, numerous gaps have been identified, including the need for research conducted in a Canadian context, the unique experiences of specific populations of women (i.e. Aboriginal), and the experience of women in rural and northern communities. Using an intersectoral or ecological lens, we see that through multiple oppressions, some groups of women are more at risk of violence than others.

By working with communities, community and university researchers, this project will contribute to ending intimate partner violence in these groups.

The news release refers to rural and northern communities, which ones will be included in the study?

While specific communities have not been chosen, the plan is to focus the research on rural, northern and Aboriginal communities. For such a large study, rather than start from scratch, the team will build on established connections among the three Prairie Provinces and the North West Territories. Partners include YWCAs and shelters, and justice and community family violence agencies.
Rural: (1981-2001 Stats Can definition): persons living outside centres with a population of 1,000 AND outside areas with 400 persons per square kilometre. Previous to 1981, the definition referred to populations outside centres with a population of 1,000.
Community implies a group of groups of citizens who have something in common.

What’s the definition of IPV?
Intimate Partner Violence is a range of physically, sexually, and psychologically coercive and controlling acts used against an adult woman by a male or female intimate partner. “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion, or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in private or public life” (UN General Assembly, 1993).
Community participation is a key part of this project. As noted before, most of the money will be spent on salaries for student researchers. This type of research is crucial in training young researchers in the field of intimate partner violence. The plan is to hire a total of 10 students at varying levels from Ph.D. to undergraduate.

$1 million is a lot of money. How will it be spent?
Funding will be used primarily to hire students to conduct the research, travel and meeting expenses for the researchers and research team, professional and technical services as it relates to the GIS mapping, dissemination costs, as well as some equipment such as laptops and micro-recorders for use in the field.

Additional funding of over $330,000 and in-kind support has been confirmed from other organizations as well. In Saskatchewan, the extra funding is from RESOLVE Saskatchewan (which gets its funding from the PrairieAction Foundation), and the University of Regina. In-kind support is coming from the Provincial Association of Transition Houses (PATHS), Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Saskatoon Health Region and Luther College. Other in-kind support is coming from various universities and agencies in Alberta, Manitoba and the North West Territories.