A Canadian model for building university and community partnerships: centre for research & education on violence against women and children

Violence Against Women. 2011 Sep;17(9):1159-75. doi: 10.1177/1077801211419097. Epub 2011 Sep 1.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Battered Women / education*
  • Canada
  • Child
  • Child Abuse*
  • Community Health Centers / organization & administration*
  • Community-Institutional Relations
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Research / organization & administration*
  • Universities / organization & administration*
  • Violence / prevention & control