The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations

A five year project (2015-2020), funded by Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHC). 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.

The project is conducting cooperative, cross-sectoral research to explore micro and macro level risk factors that may enhance experiences to domestic violence (DV) and homicide for four populations (Indigenous peoples; rural, remote and northern communities; immigrants and refugees; children exposed to DV). The focus of the project is the establishment of evidence-based research about effective risk assessment, management and safety planning approaches to prevent severe DV for these populations.

More information about the project is available at