EVA BC is currently involved in a five-year project, Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP), which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The focus of the CDHPIVP project is to conduct research on domestic homicides in Canada, identify protocols and strategies that will reduce risk, and share this knowledge with the wider community. The project Co-Directors are Dr. Peter Jaffe (CREVAWC, Western University) and Dr. Myrna Dawson (CSSLRV, University of Guelph). EVA BC is a partnership member of the CDHPIVP. Staff involved in the project include Kate Rossiter (Co-Investigator), Tracy Porteous (Collaborator), and Misha Dhillon (Research Assistant).
This edition of EVA Notes shares some statistics about domestic homicides in Canada and who is most affected, as well as outlining the key undertakings of the CDHPIVP project. A number of BC resources are also provided.