Family Violence Initiative

COMPENDIUM OF PROMISING PRACTICES TO REDUCE VIOLENCE AND INCREASE SAFETY OF ABORIGINAL WOMEN IN CANADA

HOW TO USE THE COMPENDIUM

The Compendium of Promising Practices to Reduce Violence and Increase Safety of Aboriginal Women in Canada is comprised of two documents: the Compendium document, and the Compendium Annex. The Compendium document presents the high level summaries, in half-page templates, of the programs and practices related to reducing violence and increasing safety of Aboriginal women in Canada. This document is designed to enable readers to easily scan program information, so that, for example, a community might find a program that might be adapted to address one of their needs. Contact information is also included for more information. The Compendium Annex acts as a companion document to the Compendium and provides more detailed information about each practice.

As noted earlier, although categorized into dimensions of violence and clusters of programs, all of the practices are considered as interconnected parts of a whole circle, or wheel. Figure 1 illustrates the four broad dimensions of violence and highlights the programs and services clustered within each dimension. The Compendium and Compendium Annex are organized in accordance with Figure 1, with practices presented alphabetically by program name within each dimension. A reference list of practices contained within each section is provided for each dimension of violence.

Figure 1: The Medicine Wheel Framework

ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES
HISTORICAL LEGACY


INTERACTIONS WITHIN COMMUNITIES
SOCIAL CONDITIONS
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