The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is a five-year project (2015-2020) funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to conduct research on domestic homicides in Canada; to identify protocols and strategies that will reduce risk and increases safety; and to share this knowledge with the wider community. The CDHPIVP focuses on four populations (Aboriginal populations, Rural and northern populations, immigrant and refugee populations, children exposed to domestic violence) that experience increased vulnerability to domestic homicide.
The goal of the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is to create a partnership that will foster collaborative, cross-sectoral research to identify unique individual and community-level risk factors that may increase exposure to domestic violence and homicide for particular populations.
The project is co-directed by Dr. Peter Jaffe, Western University, and Dr. Myrna Dawson, University of Guelph, and involves more than 70 organizations/individuals including MRCSSI. More information about the project is available at www.cdhpi.ca