Nursing Publications

Title

A Canadian Model for Building University and Community Partnerships: Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2011

Journal

Violence Against Women

Volume

17

Issue

9

First Page

1159

Last Page

1175

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077801211419097

Abstract

The importance of Canadian research on violence against women became a national focus after the 1989 murder of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montreal. This tragedy led to several federal government studies that identified a need to develop centers for applied research and community–university alliances on violence against women. One such center is the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women and Children. The Centre was founded in London, Canada in 1992 out of a partnership of a university, a community college, and community services. The centre’s history and current activities are summarized as a model for the development and sustainability of similar centers.