Security Domestic Security

Implement a federal gender violence strategy.

Liberal Platform Page 52 October 5, 2015
Jul 2018

Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence

Government of Canada July 03, 2018

Announced in June 2017, It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence is the Government of Canada’s response to gender-based violence (GBV). It builds on current federal initiatives, coordinates existing programs and lays the foundation for greater action on GBV.

Budget 2017 included $100.9 million over five years, and $20.7 million per year ongoing, to support the implementation of the GBV Strategy. This will include the creation of the GBV Knowledge Centre within Status of Women Canada. The Knowledge Centre will better align existing resources across government and support the development and sharing of research and data to enable more coordinated, evidence-based action on GBV.

Jun 2016

Newly formed Advisory Council to help shape Federal Strategy against Gender-based Violence

Government News Release June 27, 2016

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, met today in Ottawa with the newly created Advisory Council, which is tasked with supporting the development of the Government of Canada's Federal Strategy Against Gender-based Violence.

Despite a steady decline in Canada's overall violent crime rate, violence remains a reality for many women and girls. Statistics show that women and girls continue to be at higher risk of being victims of certain forms of violence than men and boys, including sexual violence and intimate partner violence. Gender-based violence also has a disproportionate impact on Indigenous women and girls, LGBTQQI2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning, intersex and two-spirited) and gender-nonconforming people.