Research Priorities

Violence Prevention is the overarching goal of the Centre

We will accomplish this through action research and anti-violence education in collaboration with local, national and international partners working from feminist perspectives. All activities will be carried out through community and academic partnerships.

The Centre initiates and seeks funding for projects relating to the following themes:

  • Healthy relationships
  • Violence and its impact on health and well being
  • Gender Inequality and its intersections with:
    • Racism
    • Ableism
    • Homophobia
    • Classism
    • Ageism

The Centre conducts research and education that is relevant to practice, policy and development and legislative reform:

  • Families and intimate relationships
  • Justice systems
  • Educational systems
  • Health and Mental Health Care Systems
  • Social service systems
  • Workplaces
  • Communities and community institutions
  • Anti-violence Agencies

Activities and Approaches


  • Participatory Action Research
  • Diverse research methodologies, including qualitative and quantitative designs
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Identification of emerging issues and important debates
  • Dissemination of research findings: provincial, national, international


  • Public awareness Professional development
  • Multidisciplinary curriculum development and implementation for undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs

Community Development

  • Capacity building for anti-violence initiatives
  • To support London area community-based programs as requested
  • Promoting promising practices