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Survivor-Centered Systems of Care Project

Centering Racialized and Newcomer Women in Gender-Based Violence Systems of Care

Building on the learning from our Roots of Safety service planning approach, the Survivor-Centered Systems of Care Project aims to centre the experiences of racialized and newcomer women in gender-based violence systems of care and address the root causes of gender-based violence.

DIVERSEcity will engage and train immigrant, refugee, ethnocultural, racialized women (IRER) gender-based violence survivors to lead service providers in critical reflection on existing policies and practices through the lens of survivors themselves. Together, they will address discriminatory GBV prevention and response policies, and create processes for ongoing collaboration.

The aim of the project is to develop promising practices to:

  • Address persistent harmful gender norms and attitudes
  • Increase networks
  • Encourage collaboration to accelerate systemic change
  • Advance more equitable, inclusive policies and practices, and effective sharing of resources
  • Support positive distribution of authority, voices and decision-making power to support women’s equality

This project is made possible by the continued support and funding from WAGE Canada.

Who’s eligible?

  • Self-identified newcomer woman over the age of 19 residing in Lower Mainland
  • Any service provider interested in building their capacity in supporting newcomer women

Want to get involved?

If you’re a survivor or service provider who would like to get involved in the Survivor-Centered Systems of Care project, please call 604-547-1202 or email intake@dcrs.ca.


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