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PrairieAction Foundation

The CARE Grant Program furthers our goal to support community-based research into solutions to violence and abuse.   The Program funds grassroots, community-based organizations to do action-oriented research that will improve their programs and identify effective strategies to alleviate and prevent violence and abuse in their communities. CARE Grant funding cannot be used to fund administrative costs for partner academic institutions.

The Education & Awareness Grant Program provides small grants to community-based, non-profit organizations for activities that will:

  • Increase the knowledge and understanding of the target audience about violence and abuse;
  • Actively involve the target audience by encouraging actions that will lead to a safe and violence free society; and
  • Promote awareness, discussion and strategic application of the research results of RESOLVE and CARE projects.

Visit the PrairieAction Foundation's website at:

A Survey of Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Northwest Territories

Information contained in this publication may be reproduced.

National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC)

Crime Prevention Funding Programs

Public Safety Canada's National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC) provides funding to strategically selected projects that contribute to preventing and reducing crime in Canada and to increasing knowledge about what works in crime prevention. In order to achieve its goals, the NCPC identifies specific priorities for project funding.

Building on past successes and lessons learned, the NCPC aims to deliver concrete results in local communities by funding and evaluating interventions to prevent and reduce offending among those most at-risk, especially:

  • Children, youth and young adults who show multiple risk factors known to be related to offending behaviour; High risk offenders in communities; and
  • Aboriginal and northern communities, especially those with high crime rates and persistent crime problems.

Within these populations, the NCPC will also target specific priority crime issues such as drug-related crime, youth gangs and gun violence.

Details on the NCPC funding programs are provided in the links below.

Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program

The Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) provides time-limited funding to enhance the security infrastructure of communities targeted by hate-motivated crime.

Crime Prevention Action Fund

The Crime Prevention Action Fund (CPAF) provides time-limited grant and contribution funding that supports evidence-based crime prevention initiatives in communities.

Northern and Aboriginal Crime Prevention Fund

The Northern and Aboriginal Crime Prevention Fund (NACPF) will support the adaptation, development and implementation of innovative and promising culturally sensitive crime prevention practices which address known risk and protective factors to reduce offending among at-risk children and youth, and high risk offenders in communities; the dissemination of knowledge and the development of tools and resources for Aboriginal and northern populations; capacity building as a means to explore ways to develop or implement culturally sensitive crime prevention practices among Aboriginal and northern populations.

National Crime Prevention Centre: Grants and contributions are provided under the Northern and Aboriginal Crime Prevention Fund (NACPF). The maximum amount is $600,000 per recipient project over three years (a yearly maximum of $200,000). The aim of the fund is to prevent crime through culturally sensitive crime prevention practices that address known risk factors. Only projects that fulfill the aims of the National Crime Prevention Strategy are eligible for funding.

Youth Gang Prevention Fund

The Youth Gang Prevention Fund (YGPF) provides time-limited grant and contribution funding for initiatives in communities where youth gangs are an existing or emerging threat and supports initiatives that clearly target youth in gangs or at greatest risk of joining gangs.

2) Canadian Women's Foundation (CWF)

Annual Violence Prevention Grants -

The Canadian Women's Foundation is pleased to announce the call for proposals in violence prevention.

Please consider which set of materials you need to download and use only those forms to present your request for funding.

Proposals may be submitted in English or French to:
Violence Prevention Grants
Canadian Women's Foundation
133 Richmond Street West, Suite 504
Toronto, ON M5H 2L3

Grant deadlines can be found on the CWF website.

  1. Work Involving Teens and / or Girls:
    Prevent violence against women and girls in Canada through work involving girls, or teens (age 11 to 19)
  2. Lives:
    Support women's organizations and programs in Canada to help women and children rebuild their lives after the crisis of experiencing violence
  3. Loan Funds:
    Provide interest-free loan funds to women who have experienced domestic violence to aid them in becoming financially independent
  4. Collaborative Projects:
    Support groups working together in a region, province, and territory or nationally to share resources, to build capacity, to advocate or to support women survivors' participation or

All applicants should be incorporated, non-profit organizations and have a valid charitable/business number from Canada Revenue Agency, or First Nations Bands designated as qualified applicants.

To check that your number is in good standing visit Canada Revenue Agency or call them at 1-800-267-2384

Each of our three grant areas have different eligibility and criteria. Specific guidelines for each granting area are posted when the application process opens. Organizations are encouraged to read this document carefully before completing the application.

Grant proposals are accepted only during scheduled application periods: we do not accept unsolicited proposals outside of this time.

Please note: we do not fund

  • individuals
  • federal, provincial or municipal government agencies and school boards (they can be involved in a project but the grant will be made to a women's organization directly)
  • profit-based organizations
  • fundraising events
  • projects outside of Canada
  • projects not solely or primarily focused on women and girls (although violence prevention projects for teens may involve both girls and boys)
  • deficit or emergency funding
  • conferences, films or videos
  • capital campaigns or expenditures such as furniture or computers
  • research
  • self-defense training (if it is the only component of a violence prevention project)

3) The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence, aggression, and dominance. The foundation provides both research grants to established scholars and dissertation fellowships to graduate students.

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.

Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Research with no relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.

The Research Grant

Most awards fall within the range of $15,000 to $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years. Applications for larger amounts and longer durations must be very strongly justified. The foundation awards research grants to individuals (or a few principal investigators at most) for individual projects and does not award grants to institutions for institutional programs. Individuals who receive research grants may be subject to taxation on the funds awarded.


New applications must be submitted by August 1, for a decision in December. Final decisions are made by the Board of Directors at its meeting in December. Applicants will be informed promptly by email as well as letter of the Board's decision. Grants ordinarily commence on January 1 but later starting dates may be requested if the nature of the research makes this appropriate.

Education and Citizenship

Applicants for a research grant may be citizens of any country. While almost all recipients of our research grant possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, there are no formal degree requirements for the grant. The grant, however, may not be used to support research undertaken as part of the requirements for a graduate degree. Applicants need not be affiliated with an institution of higher learning, although most are college or university professors.


Applications are submitted online. Applicants will first create a login account and will then be able to access detailed guidelines and the online application. Applicants can also view the guidelines only, without logging in and without starting an application, through the second link below.


4) Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)

Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)

  • Telephone: (613) 562-5800 ext: 1849
  • Fax : (613) 562-5994
  • Email:

For over 30 years and counting, we’ve been documenting the economic and social situation of women in Canada through groundbreaking research.

We are the only women’s organization in Canada focused exclusively on nurturing feminist research and making it accessible for public advocacy and education.

All CRIAW activities flow from an overarching goal to provide tools to help organizations taking action to advance social justice and equality for all women.

While you may not know us personally, you have no doubt benefited from our work.

CRIAW Mission

CRIAW is a research institute which provides tools to facilitate organizations taking action to advance social justice and equality for all women. CRIAW recognizes women’s diverse experiences and perspectives; creates spaces for developing women’s knowledge; bridges regional isolation; and provides communication links between/among researchers and organizations actively working to promote social justice and equality for all women.


5) The Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (NAMHR)


The Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (NAMHR) was developed in December 2001 as a partnership between Aboriginal communities and academic researchers. The NAMHR is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and includes a network of researchers from across Canada with extensive experience in Aboriginal health and related areas.

The priority of the Network is to develop research capacity. To that end, the emphasis is on networking and training for existing researchers and conducting a series of pilot projects that provide a basis to seek funding for larger scale projects from other sources including regular CIHR competitions, federal and provincial programs and Aboriginal organizations.

Our research emphasizes putting these problems in a social context through understanding the lived worlds of pregnant young women and children. The elucidation of indigenous models and metaphors of healing identifies the implicit ideologies that shape intervention and health policy.

These studies are linked both conceptually and methodologically. Conceptually, all studies derive from certain core assumptions:

  • Part of what is distinctive about Aboriginal peoples is their shared social predicament arising out of the history of contact with, and colonization by, Euro-Canadian society. Understanding the impact of this history on mental health requires attention to both Aboriginal peoples themselves and to the knowledge and practices of non-Aboriginal mental health practitioners and policy makers.
  • Cultural psychiatric research has made it clear that mental health theory and practice must be critically examined in terms of its cultural context and implicit assumptions. This is as true for conventional psychiatric practice as it is for indigenous forms of healing.

Aboriginal peoples are not simply passive recipients or consumers of mental health services devised by others, but are actively engaged in redefining their individual and collective identity, notions of health and healing, and modes of service.

Methodologically, the studies employ ethnographic, comparative and epidemiological methods. Ethnographic methods allow us to give a central place to the voice and perspective of Aboriginal peoples. Epidemiological and comparative methods allow us to address the problem of generality and relate differences to specific features of individuals or communities. Whenever feasible, the studies take place in parallel at the same sites in order to reduce intrusiveness, enable economies of scale, and promote cross-fertilization of findings. An outline of the specific methodologies is provided in the sections that follow describing each project.

The ultimate goal of these studies is to identify a range of best practices framed not only in terms of treating identifiable psychiatric disorders, but also in terms of their impact on individual and collective well-being and the pursuit of larger moral social values.


6) Status of Women Canada

Since 2007, Status of Women Canada has funded 117 projects worth $22 million to eliminate violence against women.

Women’s Program

The objective of the Women's Program is to achieve the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada. Funding is provided to eligible organizations in support of projects at the local, regional and national levels that address the following three priority areas:

  • Ending violence against women and girls
  • Improving women's and girls' economic security and prosperity
  • Encouraging women and girls in leadership and decision-making roles

Funding is available for time-specific projects of 36 months or less that address barriers to women's participation and equality in Canadian society. Eligible organizations and activities are determined by the Women's Program's funding criteria. Funding is not provided for ongoing activities, such as an organization's operations and administration.

How do I apply?

The Women's Program issues targeted calls for proposals on specific themes, each with a number of predetermined elements, and application deadlines. Calls for Proposals

Status of Women Canada also accepts applications to the Women's Program on an ongoing basis. To ensure your proposed project fulfills the requirements of the Women's Program's eligibility criteria, please contact a Status of Women Canada office to discuss the application with a project officer.

Guidelines on Eligible Expenditures

To determine the types of expenses eligible for funding from Status of Women Canada, please consult the Guidelines on Eligible Expenditures.

*** NOTE: There are currently NO OPEN CALLS for proposal grants from the Women’s Program. Need to check back sporadically for open calls. Each open call will have a specific area of research that they are going to fund at that time. May or may not be applicable to our research.


7) Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP)

The FVPP provides funding to assist First Nations in providing access to family violence shelter services and prevention activities to women, children and families ordinarily resident on-reserve. There are two components to the program: operational funding for an existing network of 41 shelters in the provinces and in Yukon; and proposal-based prevention projects. The expected outcome of the FVPP is the enhanced safety and security of women, children and families living on-reserve.

Eligible recipients Shelter Operations Prevention Projects
Chiefs and Councils of First Nation bands recognized by the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada X X
Tribal Councils X X
Provinces X
Yukon Territory X
First Nations authority, board, committee or other entity approved by Chief and Council X X
Incorporated shelters X X
First Nation Child and Family Services (FNCFS) Agencies or Societies X X
Aboriginal communities and organizations X

The application requirements for family violence prevention projects are based on proposals that meet the objectives of the FVPP. In some regions, First Nation regional boards are authorized by Chiefs to administer prevention funds by collecting, reviewing and approving proposals for projects. The First Nation regional boards also take on a strategic visioning and coordinating role by targeting specific needs (e.g. annual youth conference) in the area of family violence.

For further information on the Family Violence Prevention Program in your community, contact the AANDC regional office nearest you.

Check the website for the current due date.




Torn from Our Midst: Voices of Grief, Healing and Action from the Missing Indigenous Women Conference, 2008

Edited by A. Brenda Anderson, Wendee Kubik and Mary Rucklos Hampton.

The anger, grief, courage, compassion, and hope we hear in these voices inspire and compel us - to remember those who are missing and to work for healing and justice.

For ordering information, contact Jeff Morman at


Intimate Partner Violence: Reflections on Experience, Theory, and Practice

Edited by Mary R. Hampton and Nikki Gerrard.

This book is available (very limited quantities) from



Within our Reach: Preventing Abuse Across the Lifespan - Edited by Christine A. Ateah and Janet Mirwaldt

Violence can be experienced at any age. The contributions to Within our Reach look at violence and abuse across the lifespan and discuss programs and policies designed to prevent such violence. Each chapter is co-authored by an academic and a community practitioner and addresses specific issues, highlighting the effects of violence associated with an age group. These include the physical punishment of children, sibling violence, bullying and other abusive behaviours occurring in childhood, dating violence, intimate violence experienced by immigrant women and abuse of the elderly.

Although violence and abuse are ongoing, Within our Reach addresses many important efforts directed toward prevention that give rise to optimism that violence can be ended.

To order Within our Reach, email Fernwood Publishing at and quote reference number ISBN 1-55266-130-X or phone 705-743-8990.


Being Heard: The Experiences of Young Women in Prostitution - Edited by Kelly Gorkoff and Jane Runner

Being Heard examines, from their own perspectives and experiences, the lives of young women sexually exploited through prostitution. Putting their voices at the centre of its analysis, this book helps us more fully understand their experiences, the complex issues of sex-trade work and the best ways to respond to the issues. Beginning with a discussion of what little we know about youth prostitution, subsequent chapters address young women's experiences with community and government programs, issues of self-identity, health and safety concerns, experiences of violence, factors that push young women into and may draw them out of sex-trade work, and the effectiveness of Canadian legislation in coming to the aid of young prostitutes.

To order Being Heard, email Fernwood Publishing at and quote reference number ISBN 1-55266-101-6 or phone 705-743-8990.


Pieces of a Puzzle: Perspectives on Child Sexual Abuse. Edited by Diane Hiebert-Murphy and Linda Burnside

Pieces of a Puzzle: Perspectives on Child Sexual Abuse is the second in the Hurting and Healing Series of books CO-published by RESOLVE and Fernwood Publishing. Pieces of a Puzzle presents a collection of work by Canadian writers and offers a comprehensive understanding of contemporary research on child sexual abuse. The various contributors discuss research and practice related to children, non-offending mothers, offenders, families, the criminal justice system and prevention, and suggest new directions for future intervention and research.

To order Pieces of a Puzzle, email Fernwood Publishing at and quote reference number ISBN 1-55266-043-5 or phone 705-743-8990.


No Place For Violence - Edited by Jocelyn Proulx and Sharon Perrault

No Place for Violence is the first in a series of books co-published by RESOLVE and Fernwood books. We are particularly pleased that our first publication presents the voices of First Nations peoples. No Place For Violence is a compilation of First Nations analysis, strategies and programs for addressing the problem of family violence in their communities. RESOLVE's operating principle of partnership with the community is reflected in the studies that preceded the manuscript and characterized the production of the book itself. Our book series is designed to celebrate the productivity of our partnerships with the community.

To order No Place for Violence, email Fernwood Publishing at and quote reference number ISBN 1-55266-034-6 or phone 705-743-8990.




Assessing violence against women: A statistical profile

Federal - Provincial - Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women


Stolen Sisters

Discrimination and Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada. A Summary of Amnesty International’s Concerns


The following resources are made available through the TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION:

Indian Residential Schools

Approaches to Trauma in the Indigenous Community

Culturally Relevant Gender-Based Models of Reconciliation (Native Women's Association of Canada)

Turning Around the Intergenerational Impact of Residential Schools on Aboriginal People: Implications for Health Policy and Practice