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The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) was founded in 1992 as a collaborative venture between The University of Western OntarioFanshawe College and the London Coordinating Committee to End Women Abuse. The Centre was established in response to a federal study on the problem of violence against women, triggered by the 1989 murder of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montreal. 

The Centre is committed to the development and application of knowledge for the prevention of violence against women and children through promoting innovation, collaboration and equality.

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‘Perfect storm’: Growing calls to address domestic violence during coronavirus

November 25, 2020
Women facing a spike in domestic violence in Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic need more support from the government and provincial ...

Public Health Agency of Canada announces support for new project

November 25, 2020
The Public Health Agency of Canada has announced more than $3.4 million to support three initiatives aimed at preventing family violence and ...

New Article: Intimate Partner Violence and COVID-19 in Rural, Remote, and Northern Canada: Relationship, Vulnerability and Risk

November 20, 2020
This article in the Journal of Family Violence examines the impact of COVID-19 on rates of domestic violence in rural, remote, and northern ...

Welcome Dr. Katreena Scott. Dr. Katreena Scott joins Western’s Faculty of Education and CREVAWC

November 13, 2020
Dr. Katreena Scott joined our Faculty as a Professor on July 1, 2020 – effective July 1, 2021

Peter Jaffe has been named a Fellow of the The Royal Society of Canada (RSC)

September 08, 2020
Peter Jaffe has more than 45 years of experience in research on domestic violence and its impact on women and children.

Nora Shanahan (1943-2020)

June 26, 2020
We mourn the death of Nora Shanahan who was the administrative officer for our Centre in the early years of its development

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